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John AVhipple house, Ipswich, Mass., the so-called Saltonstall 
house, .......... 

AncicMit Pillsbury house. Newburyport, IMass., 

f^ic-simile of deed of Kdvvard Rawson to William Pillsbury, 

Thomas Fkicker, ........ 

Pedigrees. > '^/■•■'T"^'^ /:•■ :^^t ■;■■'■ 

Perkins of Hilmortoii, CO. Warwiciv, Eng., . . . . 

Perkyns of AVaimiiijiton, CO. AVarwick, . . . . 

Pyrkyns or I'arkyns of Burton Hastings, co. Warwick, . . .. 
Address deliven-d at Danveis, before the Nurse Family Association, 

July 2i3, 1892. By John W. Nour.-e, 

Allen families, Ancestral, in America. By O. P. Allen, 

An earlv court session, 1G45, ....... 

An immortal rose. By Ellen D. Lained, . . . .. ; . - 

An old home and its romance. By Emily A. Getchel!, 
Ancestry, How shall we record our, .... 

AnsAvers to queries, Gardner, "VValke, Clarke, .... 

Bethel, IMe., Intentions of marriage in, 1801-1813. By E. G. Davis, 
Births, number of, in Europe, ..:;<* :V; v^-^* , . . r • 
Book notes, ...... -^ v : :■ . . . 

Boston and Providence stages, - . . .^ ^^ ;. : ^ .^^^^^^^^ 

Bowdoinham, Me., soldiers, . . . -' v-;^^^' F 

Brunswick, Me., 'j^oldiers, . . . . r ,. . ?";f--' . 

Bricks, Were imported from England. By E. Warren Day, 
Canada, Enlistments for tlie total reduction of, from Brunswick and 

Harpswell, Me., , . . . ., ..... . 

Casco Bay, papers relating to, , . . .-■:,:; ;^. 

Contents of periodical publications, .. . . . .w; .;. . ... 

Coy family of Ipswich, _ ,.• _ ■ .• ■. . , ; •'. „;' :f ..:. ^y^ii^^-'^M^ , . 

Damon family, . . . .. S^ . ' '\':'' -r.- ':,A'-:-- i.:^ <-'-,y\:'-^-:'\^ 

Danvers Historical Society, . . ■:. :• -i^^^^ 

' — ■ ]\rinute men, . . . . . . . ... 

English of N. E. people, from Court files, P^ssex Co , Mass., 
Essex county soldiers in Revolution, 





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?V ;,,,^, - CONTENTS. "",;■ ;^..-— ■■■;..:7^/-\^- v ^ :-•.:': ■ 

.P^steuse or Estes family of Italy. By Cliaiies Estes, . . . . 248 

Fluckei", Thomas, last royal governor of Mass. Bay. l]y Eben Put- 
nam, . . . V. . • • ■''.-.:■ ■:.'■. • '» • 201 
French AVar soldiers, . . . . . . . . . 157 

Frigate Constitution and figure-head. By D.Turner, . . . . 96 

F'rink family. ]>v Kich:ird A. >Vh<'eler, . . :. ..■- . . . luH 

Games, Exhibition of American, at the Fair. By StcAvart Culin, . 35 

(xeorgetown. Me., Ilecords, continued from Vol. I, p. 305, . . 180 

iSoldiers, . . . . . . . . . .153 

Growth and decadence of nations. By Charles Vj. Trow, . . .155 

Harpswell. Topsham, Bowdoinham and Georgetown, Me., soldiers in 

the Continental army, 1777-1780, . . . . . . 153 

Harpswell, Me., soldieis, , ..... r:. ; . 153,157 

Hemenway aichitological collections, . . . . . .197 

Hillsborough, N. H., births, marriages and deaths. By L. W. Dins- 

„' . more, . . ......... 206 

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How shall we record our ancestry ? . . . ., ; ,, . 187 

Immigration, ....... .; ■■: ,^'-" ■'■■/■:■': -^ 40, 79 

Ipswich court in 1645, . '. . . o> . . . . 173 

Maine, Keport on condition of town and county records in, . 31, 72, 109 

Marbleheiid, Some early settlers in, . . . . . . 165 

Marriage notices for the whole U. S., 1785-1794. By Charles K. 

Bolton, .......... 229, 251 

Newton. L. I., Extracts from the records of tiie reformed Dutch 

church of, translated from the Dutch. By Isaac S. Waters. . 115 

Notes, ........... 38, 79, 197 

Nurse Family Association, Address before. By John W. Nourse, . 140 

Orderly book of sergeant Nathan Stow, continued from Vol. l,page 

■ 344. . > ; . . . . . . . . 25, 7o, 104 

Pantheon, new facts concerning the, . .'.."..' • , 29 

Papers in JNIass. archives relating to Ca^^co Bay, . . . . 227 

--Pedigrees from deeds recorded at Salem, Essex co., Mass., . . 165 

Perkins family in England, 1510-1654. By D. W. Perkins, 85, 128, 191, 222 
Perugia, A day in. By Stewart Culin, . . . -. . . . 67 

Pillsbnry house, Newburyport, and its occupants, . '■..'''.-■i ■ . . : 47 
Posl-otlice, Early, •. . . . . ,, .^^ .-■^■;':->;i:vV,-'-''r'^^^^^^^^^ / 'i'2 

Putnam. Henry Ware, on immigration, . • v^^^^' '^^^ 79 

Queen Anne's chapel, Eort Hunter, N. Y., . ■ ,: :^- ^'l^v-^ 

ueries. ,;. .'■/■^:": ' . - ■ y- :-.v; -^ -^.v.^v^■^^•/^ ■.;-•■ •^::^^^:^;^/''/^' >"■■.■ ■■ ■*^■:^^' : ■;. • ^■■.^■. ;■■;: ■■ ■; 

'■}'':'U- ,■ Brown, Lawrence, Farnum, Jellison, Puiington, AVelch, New- 

-' ton, Young, AVhite, J ewett, Amesbury, Sibborn, Torrey, White, 

:^_.':\\: Low, 'iliornily, Craig, Mayo, Uedington, p. 41,2; Skerry, 

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Lamb, Kingsley, Delnno, Masonic, Advims, Andrew, Bridge, 
Porter, Quarternias, Stacy, Titcomb, Verry, AVyer, Yates, Oli- 
ver, Piemont, Fairfield, Gott, Gideons or Giddens, Greenwood, 
Jacobs, Knowlton, Squires, 81, 2, 3 ; Danvers, Loyalists, Saw- 
yer, Clarke, Adauis, liutcbins, jS'oyes, Ilartwell, Cbase, 160, 
IGl. Purington, Smitb, Hooper, Barber, Miller, Kelton, Put- 
nam, 241,2. Answers to, 83, 242. . : '^-^^^^^^ - 
'Quakers in Salem, 1658, . . . . ". . I : 179 
Heading, Mass., Abstracts from records of. By Mary II. Graves, . 102 
> Records of Georgetown, INIe., ....... 180 

: ; : See also under various towns, etc. - ■/• 

Reports on condition of records in Maine, . . . » '. 31,72,109 

Revolutionary rolls, Mass. archives, . . . . . • . 93 

See under soldiers. ' , • • ,-. 

■ Royal family of Great Britain, ......*. 39 

Royalists, see under Hucker. > -' ' 

Salem and Boston turnpike, ........ 19 

Snltonstall hou<c in Ipswich, so-called. By T. Frank Waters, . . 3 

^ Soldiers in Revolution, .93,153,168,221 

in French War, . . . . . . , .► 157, 215 

in Maine, 1757, ......... 215 

See also under towns. -, - ' ■ 

Topsham, Me., soldiers, .......... 153 

TraveHing in the olden time. By Henry ]M. Brooks, . '. . 15 

Tucker genealogy announced, . . . . . . . .- 242 

AVhipi)les of Ipswich, Mass., Genealogy of the, for five generations. 
V By Charles W. Preston, ........ 5, 63 

Wiscassett, Me., List of militia in disti-ict of, 1757, . . . . . 215 

Witchcraft, at Salem Village, ....... 140 

World's F'air, Essex In'^titute at, ....... 30 

— City of Salem at, ....... . 38 



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One of the most interesting old houses in the old town stands near 
the depot. Kenialns of pristine grandenr still attest its former dignity, 
and its luige chimney stack, its h)\v-reaching lean-to roof and its small 
windows declare its venerable age. Within, its huge oak beams [)roject- 
insr into the rooms in corners and cornice-like below the ceilinir at- 
test the earliest style of architecture, and the abundance of fine timber 
as still remainini' in the neisrhboiinii" forest. 

It pleases the fancy to believe that ''the worshipful Mr. Richard Sal- 
tonstall," as the Town Kecords obsequiously call him, owned and occu- 
pied this mansion, and the tradition that this was his house and home 
keeps its hold upon us the more tenaciously because we wish to believe 
it. But long and careful research has f liled to show me the least shadow 
of foundation on wiiich this pleasant tradition can rest. 
■ ^Ir. Saltonstall received the grant of the mill privilege and built and 
operated the grist-mill close by the old home for many years. Mr. 
Ilammett, in his Historical papers, expresses his opinion that as this old 
house, of such style and [)roportions, stands so near the mill, it was 
probably Mr. SaltonstalTs residence. . , 

But in the record of land grants, it is certain that we find no hint of 
such ownership. Not only is there absence of evidence that Mr. Sal- 
toDstall owned this lot, but there is positive proof that the earliest owner 
was another party. ^ 

In the lono^ list of land i2:rauts we find that Daniel Denison received 
two acres near the mill, Mr. Fawne's house lot beini>- soutlnvest, and 
that Mr. Fawne's house-lot adjoined Mr. Samuel Ap[)leton's on the south- 
west. The Denison land is identified beyond dispute as the land that 
lies northeast of the lot on which the old nuiusion now stands, and the 
Appletou ownership of the land beyond is equally certain. John Fawn 
then was the original owner of this location. 

. As early as 1638, however, allusion is made in the Town Records to 
the houselot "formerly John Fawn's." Felt says that he removed to 
Haverhill in 1641. He may have gone earlier. 


In the year 1642, John Whipple is in occupiition of this land, for in 
that year the town ordered that John Whipple should cause the fence 
to be made between the house late Capt. Denison's and the sayd John 
Whipple, namely on the side next Ca[)t. Denison's. Denison had sold 
his house and land here to Humphrey Grilliti on Jan. 19, 1G41, the 
Records inform us, so that the allusion to a change of ownership occa- 
sions no dilficultv. -^ . . . v , . 

Now comes the record of a quitclaim deed executed by John Fawn 
Oct. 10, 1650, which contirms the sale of a house and land to Mr. John 
Whipple. Two and one-half acres formerly sold unto said John Whipple 
by John Jolly, Samuel Appleton, John Cogswell, Robert Muzzey and 
Humphrey Broadstreet, releasing his right and title. 

We are left to our own surmises to explain the transactions. No record 
or evidence of any sort has yet come to my notice to throw light upon 
it. It is beyond question, however, that Fawn's title was never extin- 
guished until he executed this deed. ' 

This proppi'ty pas^^d from f;ithoi" to son through several generations 
of Whipples. He was a maltster, and had a m;dt house. Some sixty 
years ago an old malt house on these premises was torn down and re- 
erected elsewhere. 

Deeds of sale of lands in the vicinity refer to Whipple's ownersiiip 
for muiy years. In 1721 there is record of a quitclaim by Joseph Gun- 
nison of Kittery, and M:iry his wife, to brother John Crocker, of real 
and person'cil estate given to our honored mother, Mary Crocker, by our 
honored grandfather, John Whipple, late of Ipswich From the Crock- 
ers it passed to the Hodgkinses and so on to the present day. I see 
no crack nor crevice through which any Saltonstall ownership can insert 

. But we make no great sacrifice in surrendering it. Whi[)]:)le was a 
worthy Puritan. He was elder and deacon of the church, and a trusted 
deputy for many years. A stanch and honoral)le citizen — his name is 
honored still in many generations of virtuous descendants. 

Is this the house that Whipple bought of Fawn and others? That 
house must have been built within three or four years after the town was 
settled, and it is beyond the bounds of probability that a house so large 
and elegant for its time could have been built so early. The presump- 
tion is that Whipple erected the present house in after years, but as to 
the date, no clew remains. 

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Mathew and John Whi[)ple, l)r()thers, were among the earliest settlers 
of that part of Ipswich called the "Ilaiiilet'' where they had received a 
grant of more than 200 acres of hind in 1038, and which was incor- 
■ / porated as the town of Hamilton in 1793. 

The followin^: from Emmerton and Waters' "Gleaninas from En< 
". Eccords," is of interest as s!iowing the pi-ohal)le origin of the Wljipples 
of Ipswich : 

"Matthew Whipple, the Elder of Bocking, Co. Essex, Clothier. Will 
of 19 Dec. 1(U6, proved 28 Jan., 1618. Messuage in Bradford street, 
Bocking, to Eldest Son, ^lathew Whipple. Son John Whipple, daugh- 
. ters Jane, Elizabeth, ^lary, Anne, Johane, Amye ; My sister, wife of 
Richard Rathbone, etc." 
:^^ . " two brothers, ^lathew and John Whipple, Avho were early set- 
tlers of Ipswich in Xew England and who held very respectable posi- 
; lion there, may have been the two sons of the testator a1)ove named, 
;^^ mentioned in his will. The family names, John and Mathew, appear 
■- in later generations among their descendants." 

'■■^■::p:;r^^ In Felt's "Histoiy of Ipswich," John Whipple, son of Mathew, is said 
to have been baptized in Essex, England, 1632. 

This would seem to be from some other records, and is additional 
■■f proof that they were of the Bocking fjunily of Whipples. -' 

In 1640 there is the following: entrv on the Town Records: "The 
committee for furtherinoj Trade amonsjst us are Mr. Bradstreet, Mr. Rob- 
ert Payne, Capt. Denison, Mr, Tnttle, Mathew Whipple, John Whi})- 
ple, Mr. Saltonstall." ^:.. ;:.:,: . 

■ John and Mathew Whipple pro1)ably lived in the town, though their 
farms were at the Hamlet.^ 

1 See article on "S;iItonst;ill House" ia this number. 



The following facts jire given us showing the number of Whipples at 
different times iind .-ilso some of the difficulties of the 2^enejiloii:ist. 

In 1712, the inh!ii)it:ints of the Hamlet petitioned to he set off as a 
separate parish, and among those who thus petitioned were : M ithew 
Whipple, sen., Matliew Whi[)ple, jun., Mathew AVhipple, 3d, Mathew 
Whipple, 4th, John Whipple, John Whipple, jun., James Whipple and 
Jonathan Whipple. 

In 17G8, John Whi[)ple, 5th, was published to Deliverance Dodge 
and, in 1774, John Whipple, 7th, was published to Anna Lamson. 

I. 1 Mathew Whipple, of Bocking , Essex Co., England. Died 
there about 1618. 
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; II. 2 Mathew Whipple {Mathew), born in England about 1605; 
died in Ipswich, 28 Sept., 1647 ; married, second, 13 Nov., 1646, Rose, 
probably widow of Lionel Chute. a :;^ ■; :.-^:::::.x^^^^: . f 

Mathew Whipple is supposed to have lived near the present First 
church of Ipswich. . , ,. - 

His will dated 7 : 3 mo. : 1645, mentio' ^Idest son John, sons 
Matliew and Joseph, and daughters Mary, / and Elizabeth. "Xone 
of my children are to marry or be put out to ocrvice but with the appro- 
bation of the present elders and my dear brother John Whipple." 

A codicil dated 13 : 9 : 1646, "Having changed my state by marriage 
I give my wife Rose, £10," etc. Proved 28 : 7 : 1647. . .^ 

; -The inventory contains : "Dwelling house with 4 acres of ground." 
*'His farm containing 160 acres." In all there were 230 acres. ,.,.;• 

Children, born in England and Ipswich : 

10 John, bapt. 6 Sept., 1602 ; d. 22 Nov., 1695. ^ , s 

11 Joseph, d. 1708-9. ^ ' '\ ' ' '- 

12 Mathew, d. 20 Oct., 1658. ' "' 

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13 Mary, may have m. 15 Jao., 1673, Ricliaid Jacob. -'■'''"''--'■'' '-^:'''^'':L~' . 

14 Anna. 

15 Elizabeth, may have ni. Jacob Perkuis, whose wife Elizabeth d. 12 
' Feb., 1685, aged 56. . , . . 

II. 3 Dea. John Whipple (Jlalhew), born in England about 
1G05 ; died in Ipswich, 30 June, 1669; married, second. Jennet, widow 
of Thomas Dickinson; died 1687. 

John AVhipple was deacon and ruling elder in the church. He was 
a freeman in 1640. Was deputy to the General Court eight years. He 
was also on many connnittees for settling bounds between Ipswich and 
surrounding towns and for laying out lots. 

His will dated 10 May, 1669, and proved 28 Sept., 1669, mentions 
daughter Susanna Worth of Newbury, daughters Mary Stone and Sarah 
Goodhue, son-in-law Anthony Potter and wife Jennet. His son Cornet 
John Whi})[)le was executor. :- .:.-,--. ^ -^^^,.v^^^^-/^- - 

The in\ ciiltny include.- "farm 350 acres" and "house and land in ye 
Towne 100 acres." 

It is thought by Eev. T. Frank Waters of Ipswich that the so-called 
Richard Saltonstall house was really the house of John AVliipple. It 
is still standing and is undonl>tedly one of the oldest houses in Ipswich. 

Children, born in England and Ipswich: 

' to John, b. 1628; d. 10 Aug., 1683. ''''^-^ '''--'^ ^'-'-'yi-i^Cl' ^ " ' ;. 

17 Elizabeth, b. 1629; d. 10 Mar., 1712 (g. s.; ; rn. Anthony Potter and 
.-. ; had ch. : John. Edmund. Samuel. Thomas. Anthony. Eliza- 
beth. Lydia. :; - ..-.;•:: .^.. - : 

18 Susanna, m. Lionel Worth of Newbury who d. 29 June, 1667 ; m., 2d, 
,. . 1668, iMoses Pilsbury. Ch. : Susanna. Mary. Judith. Sarah. 

John, and perhaps other' 

19 Mary, b. 1634; d. 2 June *0 ; m. Simeon Stone of Watertown. 

, 20 Sarah, b. 1641 ; d. 23 Jr ^81 ; m. 13 July, 1661, Dea. Joseph Good- 

hue and had ten cli. » 

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; III. 10 Lt. John Whipple (Malhew, MatJieiv), born in Englan<l 

about 1632 ; died in Ipswich 22 Nov., 1695 ; married Sarah ■ who 

died 14 June, 1658 ; married, second, 5 May, 1659, P^lizabeth Wood- 
man ; married, third, M;iry Reyner. 

John AVhip[)le was lieutenant of a company and deputy to t!ie Gener^il 
Court four years. In 1680 he was mentioned in a deed as Corpl. Jolm 




In his will dated 15 Aug., 1G87, and proved 23 Dec, 1695, he men- 
tions wife Mary, sonSfJohn, Mathew, Joseph and Cyprian, eldest daugh- . 
ter Sarah, and daughters, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth and Anna. % 

Children, born in Ipswich: :. ; . , ; 

21 Sarah, ma}' linve m. Menry Short of Ncwhmy, 30 Mar., 1674, and d. ../ 

■:fJ'::'- 28 Dec., 1691. \. -^ . ;...:- ^■v;^■v,,;/,,■ V.. , /,^:. :;;/;' t 

- 22 John, b. 30 Mar., 1660; d. 11 June, 1722. /- ; f 

23 Elizabeth, b. 12 Dec., 1661 ; may have m. Jonathan Putnam of Salem 

Jc ''■"'^^■-'■'- Village. ■•:■■■■ ■' ' - • ■■ ■, v •.•;,_ .,■. '■"'..■''-- ■■^- C. 

24 Mathew, b. 29 May, 1664; d. 28 May, 1736. I'^'^S: ":i: . • v"^ ' |; 

25 Joseph, b. 17 Sept., 1665; d. 14 Dec, 1729. ^ .-:.,:■ -^ . •;- ;:|^ 

26 Mary, b. 11 May, 1667; may have m. Ensign Thomas Jacob. ' i^^ 
■ 27 Hannah. .■,:.',>-■:. ;.^- -■....-.-. :''-v' :-'v''::V '" '\ i' 

28 Cyprian, b. 17 Jan., 1671. .■; ■■■■:■:.;:"■':.■; /■'- -^'/^y^-; v^^^-^^^^ \''^'''S^^^- m 
. 29 Anna, b. 29 Oct., 1675. ^ . ,v ' :^'^ ••■;':- vA^ | 

III. 11 Joseph Whipple (J/a^Ae?^, Mathew), died between 20 

Nov., 1708, and 7 May, 1709 ; married, first, Sarah -, who died 16 

July, 1076; married, second, Sarah . She was published to 

Walter Fairlield, 14-2-1711. : | 

Joseph Whipple, sen., of Ipswich, sold house and land to sons James, 
John and. Mathew, 20 Nov., 1708, and widow Sarah gave up her right 
of dower, 7 Mav, 1709. He wjis freeman in 1674. |^ 

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Children, born in Ipswich: ^ , ; , ft 

30 Joseph, b. 1 Nov., 1665 ; d. 12 Nov., 1665. ! ^ . fc 

31 Joseph, b. 31 Oct., 1666. Lived at Salem Village. - |v 

32 Margaret, b. 28 Aug., 1668. 

33 Sarah, b. 29 Mar., 1670. ' ■-> ' . 

34 Mathew, b. 25 Nov., 1672; d. 1742. . . 

35 Mary, b. 25 Dec, 1674. ^ . r. / ., ^7 

36 Jonathan. r( /H»^^^^«' ■' >/ '>y > C/-^. , ., ^ 

37 James, b. 1681 ; d. 3 Nov., 1766. _ .. • ^- \ - .•' . . .•!^ ■ 

. ■ 38 John. v; ■;-;■.•..-.--,;:;■-..:;; V ' ^ - - ^ ,.-. /■- :--■■; 

'^ '{^ 39 Elizabeth. There may have been a dau. Elizabeth who m. Thomas Put- 

,^/- • nam of Salem Village, 10 April, 1705. " • v 

'^ ' 40 Ruth, b. 27 Oct., 1692; m. 16 Sept., 1718, Seth Putnam, of Salem 

^* Village, and d. 1 Feb., 1785, in Charlestown, N. H. 

■ - 41 Anna, b. 29 July, 1695. .., . ... ,...,..,.,.:.,,. ,..;. ..,..,.,..., ;M^:&S^0l --^rn 

III. 12 Mathew Whipple {3IcUheiv, MaUteio), died in Ipsv/ich, 
20 Oct., 1G58 ; married 24 Dec, 1657, Mary, daughter of William Bar- 
tholomcw ; she married, second, Jacob Green of Charlestown. 



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I, Jacob Green of Charlestown, with ^lary, my wife, have constituted 
our father, IMr. Bartholomew of Boston, our true and hiwful attorney, 
to treat witli John Whipple of Ipswich, who lives on the farm near the 
roadway to Salem, concerning the interest in her former husband, 

Mathew Whi[)ple, etc. ^ . :■': -^./'.-y :.■.:.■■ \^— . • 

March 14, 1616. ^^^'^^^^^^ : '.^^^^^ Jacob Green. 

'^'' ' ''r\''i'::-'--f^^^ : Mary Green. 
; Child, born in Ipswich : ■'■■r-''/^^ '■' '^.. ^''-'^'i'^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
■42 Matliew, b. 20 Dec., 1658; d. 1663. . :-'''^'\'\'\':'::;-:^^ 

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' III. 16 Capt. John Whipple {John, Matlieic), born in England, 
1628; died in Ipswich, 10 Aug., 1683; married ^Martha, daughter of 
Humphrey and iNIary Reyner ; died 24 Feb., 1679; married, second, 
28 June, 1680, Elizabeth (Cogswell) Paine, widow of John Paine, who 
died 1677, . ' . -■.••- ■•;..;--.■.■■.■■-- -■'■;:--■. ^ '^- ■' ■■ ■ ■ ■ 

In 16()8, John Whipple was cornet of the Ipswich company and was 
captain at the tiiiic of his death, lie was frequently on committees to 
lay out lots and bounds; Avas representative to the General Court four 
years, aud county treasurer. . 

In his will dated 2 Aug., 1683, and proved 25 Sept., 1683, he men- 
tions wife Elizabeth, dau<^hter Susan Lane, vounirest daughter, Sarah, 
and sons John, Mathew and Joseph, 

, Chihlren, born in Ipswich: \ ._ 

;k 43 John, b. 15 July, 1657 ; d. 12 June, 1722. . , 

: • 44 Mathew, b. 1658 ; d. 28 Jan., 1739. . . ^ - ' . , <- . 

:>., 45 Joseph, b. 6 Mar., 1664 ; d. Aug., 166o. 

I 46 .Joseph, b. 8 Jane, 1666; d. 11 May, 1699. . ' " '^ ' ^ ~ 

• y 47 Susan, m. 20 Mar., 1680, John Lane. 

'48 Sarah, b. 2 Sept., 1671 ; d. 16 Mar., 1709; m. 12 Mar., 1690, Col. 
Francis Wainwright, who d. 3 Ans:., 1711. In his will he mentions 

;_.:..;, his "kinswoman, INIrs. Mary Whipple," dan. Sarah Minott, dan. 
Klizabeth and Lucy, brother Capt. John Whipple and son-in-law, 
■ ::: Stephen Minott of Boston. They lost ch. : John, Fi'ancis and John, 
v^""l who d. in infancy. ; , ',•:,■:■•,':;.■,', ,■•„,; ■',:.• ;..^:4.,v;;,:^ ■•-;■■--: "-^ /:"■.-. '.^^v;,- •■..'' ■^;■.: - • .-- 

' IV. 22 Capt. John Whipple {John, Malheio, Matheiv), born in 
Ipswich, 30 xMarch, 1660; died there 11 June, 1722; married, first, 

Hannah — , who died 20 Oct., 1701; married, second, 14 Apr., 

1703, Joanna Potter. • , ; /^. - ' ; , 

2 . 


Administration was granted to his only son John AVhipple, jun., 
23 Aug., 1722. ''^''- ■ -''-■^'-'- '■^^'■-- ■-■■:- ^--^■'- ■■ •-^^■•- 

An agi'oemcnt of settlement of the est;ite was made 3 April, 1723, 

between John AVhip[)le, jun., and tToanna Whipple, his mother-in-hiw. 

Children, born in Ipswich : . v^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ : ^ / 

49 Hannah, b. 30 Jane, 1692. ' -? : -^ 

50 John, b. 16 Dee., 1695 ; d. 16 Jan., 1769. . , :-?S^^^^^^^^^^ 

IV. 24 Mathew Whipple (John, MatJiew, AMJtew), born in 
Ipswich 29 ^lay, 1G()4 ; died there 28 May, 1736 ; married Doi'cas, 
daughter of Kobert Paine, jun., and Elizabeth (lieiner) Paine; born 
1GG6; died 11 May, 1735. ':,.;-:// -r :,-,., :.^.,,^:-,: 

■ Mathew Whipple was called "weaver." Ilis will dated 3 March, 
1736, mentions sons I{ol)ert, John, J()sei)h, M;ithew, Jacob and Na- 
than, and daughters Dorcas, Dorothy and Jemima. 

Chddren, born in Ipswich : . . "::V^ •;- - v /;:^^^^^^^^' ^-■^■^^ c^^ 

51 Eobert, d. 1 Jan., 1759. ^ , , ■ ■,.:■•.:'■ :iv'.J:=?^:r:'V-^''';>^ 

52 John, tl. 19 Jan., 17^9. ■ .^ •-.-';- ■:^/::-f--V::';;v ^^^^^ 

53 Nathan, b. 7 Feb., 1705. .. : . . ' 
51 Joseph, b. 2 Aug., 1707 ; may have m. Esther Batclielder of Wenham, 

and had ch. : Joseph, Robert and Sarah. 
55 Mathew. 
• 56 Jacob. ' . 

57 Dorcas, m. James Biyant. 

58 Dorothy, pub. 1 June, 1731, to Mark Perkins. - ; v 

59 Jemima, d. 1737. Adm. on her estate granted to her brotlier Robert. 

■ IV. 25 Joseph Whipple {John, Mathew, Mathev:), born in Ips- 
wich, 17 Sept., 1665; died tliero 14 Dec., 1729; married about 1689, 
Maiy, daughter of Lt. John Adams ; died 16 June, 1734. 

-. He is frequently mentioned in deeds and elsewhere as Joseph Whip- 
ple, "joyner." In 1713, when the first church at the Ilandet was built, 
Joseph Whip})le "joiner" gave £8 in making the pulpit. 

"In his will dated 9 Dec, 1729, he mentions wife ^buy, daughters 
Elizabeth Emerson and "Shuy How, deceased, grandchildren, Priscilla 
How, Mary How and son Increase How. 
V Children, born in Ipswich: v; 1 ' . /'^^^^^^ 

60 Mary, d. 31 Aug., 1721 ; pub. 23 Apr. to Increase How, a prominent 
'^ innkeeper. ' ^"" : ..-..;.:.. . > . : " ' " 

61 ArchelauSj b. 26 Mar., 1692; not mentioned in will. * . 




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. 62 Samh, b. 14 May, 1G93 ; d. U May, 1095. ' ■ ' '^ 

V'iv 6'd Elizabeth, b. 9 Dec, 169G; pub. 19 Nov., 1715, to Nathaniel Emer- 
Ml-. son, and had ch. : EHzabeth. Sarah. Mary. Martha. Nathaniel. 

Priscilla. llannali. Isaac. - - 

;.; C-i Snsauna, b. 22 Feb., 1099 ; d. 22 Feb., 1099. " / .' 

65 rrlscilla, b. 10 Mai., 1700. . - , . ' . . . ■ 

IV. 28 Cyprian Whipple (John, Mafhew, Mathew), born in 
I[)s\vicb 17 Jan., 1(371; married ID Dec.^ 1G95, Doroth}^, daughter of 
William Symonds. 

Oct. 2, 1()99, Cj'prii.n Whip[)]e and wife Dorothy, Mary Whipple 
widow, and Elizabeth. 8} nionds a})[)lied for administration on estate of 
their falher, William S\'mon(ls. = 

By deed of Feb. 9, 1709, Cyprian Whipple of Stonington, county of 
New L()n(b)n, Conn., but late of" Ipswich, sold l-md in Ipswich. 
: By deed of Mar. 14, 1729, Whipple of Stow, sold right in 
estate of his fathei-, Lt. John \Vhi[)ple, deceased, to Symonds Wliipple, 

of Stow. ■-■■'•-'■ ■" ' -;-,->■'--•. ■-...■ •-■■"•^ ■.V^^;:--;/^ ^' ;:./J:'- "\' 

Children, l:)orn in Ipswich : ; . ■ ;;;;;^- ? v' ;■• 

- ; 66 Cyprian, b. 4-10-1097; d. 8 Feb., 1099. \'-.'i^Ht''M 
■ 67 Samnel, b. 13 Sept., 1702. ;'•- ^ j" 7 v.; - 

IV. 31 Joseph Whipple {Joseph, MatJiew, Mathew), born in 
Ip.^wicli 31 Oct., 106(3; ma'-ried Sarah, (buigbter of Jobn and Sarah 
(Putnam) Hutchinson; born in Salem ViUage, 1 Nov., 1G(36; died 
there 10 Sept., 1740. . v . .-^ . v 

Joseph Whipple lived in Salem Village on a part of the original 
Hutchinson grant, near what is now known as Whipple's Hill. 

Nov. 3, 1702, "Mr. \Vhip[)le colouring our })ulpit" (Diary of Rev. 
Joseph Green). ^^ ; v '-av/ .::./; '.,-■ 

Children, born in Salem Village: ■ - ' • " ^ • , _ 

68 Sarah, b. 26 Feb., 1092 ; m. 21 Sept., 1726, Fhineas Dodge of Wenhain. 

69 Lydia, b. 2 Feb., 1694 ; m. 27 June, 1723, Nathaniel Goodale. 

70 Johu,b. 23 Oct., 1695; d. 1710. .v - v.:. ; ^v.- ; :. ; :./. 

71 Mary, b. 21 Sept., 1699 ; m. 23 Dec., 1726, Seth Hutchinson of Marl- 

■''■'■'y:"-- boro. ■■ ■ •''■■ ■'■'•'■■■'■■ '-'■^'■:'^''''>;;S,v-^^^^^^ 

72 Joseph, b. 2 Feb., 1702 ; d. 1740. ; • \ 'S^^^ '- -'■■'■, ' ■ 

73 Mathew, b. 25 Aug , 1704. / ; ' 

74 Kuth, bapt. 16 Feb., 1707 ; m. 8 Nov., 1726, Samuel Upton. ' ; 

75 Susanna, bapt. 6 Mar., 1709 ; pub. to Paul Upton, 8 Feb., 1731. . 

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76 Stephen, bnpt. 2 Sept., 1711. 

77 A child, ba[)t. Apr., 1714. 

78 Jonathan, bapt. G May, 1716. 


'" IV. 34 Capt. Mathew Whipple (Josep/t, Malhev:, Maiheic), 

born in Ipswich 25 Nov., 1G72 ; died there 1742 * married Bethia — . 

Administration was granted to his son William, 31 June, 1742. 
Children, born in Jiiswich : - " ;J . . :^-- ; v. 

%,?;;{■■ 79 Thomas, b. 1 Oct., 1701. ^ :,._^^. .■-.-...,.■■:., ^.-r ^y,-:.;^ ■ ^^ 

&!'- C 80 William, b. 23 July, 1703 ; pub. to Mary Adams, 25 IMar., 1737. ■ 
'"■'^Q0-' 81 Bethia, b. 29 Apr., 1705 ; pub. to Oliver Appleton 16 Nov., 1728. 

'•■■.; . ..'-:• '■'■.,.': ■■■ \ --,..'. . 

IV. 36 Jonathan Whipple {Joseph, Matheio, Mathew), mar- 
ried 14 July, 1702, Frances Edwards, daughter of John and Maiy 
(Sams) Edwards; born 30 Sept., ir)S2.- -^■vv , 

John Edwards in his will dated 1 A[)r., 1706, makes Frances Whipple 
residuary legatee. . - .-, 

;; Children, borii in Ipswich : v -■ . ; v^^v^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ 

82 Francis, bapt. 4 Nov., 1705; m. 1 May, 1727, Abigail Lamson. 
>■ 83 Edward, bapt. 1722. 
;-;/ 84 Paul, bapt. 1723. :[:' ''''^ '>'■<' ^^ / " ^--:. 

IV. 37 Dea. James Whipple {Joseph, Malhew, 3fa/hew), 1)orn 
in Ipswich 1681 ; died in Grafton 3 Nov., 1766 ; married 12 Jan., 1704, 
Mary Fuller of Salem. , i, - • . 

Dea. James AVhipple lived in Ipswich till 1725, as the foil ;wing ex- 
tract from a deed of that date will show: John AVhip[)le of Sutton, 
joiner, sells to James Whipple of Ipswich, one hundred and thii ty acres 
of land bounded on "Ilassanamisco." 

He probably soon after removed to what is now Grafton. 
•■ The John Whipple mentioned above may be No. 29, brother of Dea- 
con James. ■■^- -■■.':>;>■?-■■■/ ■■■:■■:■;. -.v-y ■:.•...":'.•.. ^;,-. .: ,. 

' In his will dated 10 Feb., 1759, he mentions wife Mar}', son Jacob, 
grandsons James, John and Daniel (sons of late son James), and 
daughter Mary, wife of Josei)h Whipple of Grafton. , . 

Children, born in I[)swich : ■/ ^'■:/:.r:'y-' ji:. 'y- ■■'■■■'■ ■. 

85 James, b. 12 Apr., 1705; d. 8 Feb., 1759. ■/':'^\\;:'^:yr'y::::;^ V ' 

86 Jacob, b. 26 May, 1707. \ _/ . •. 




87 Daniel, bnpt. 2 Aug., 1713. • ' ' ':: ■ ^ *' ' * 

^^ jVIary, bapt. 1717 ; m. Joseph Whipple (89). - 

IV. 38 Jolin Whipple {Joseph, Malheiv, Malheio), published 
lU-12-1710 to Mary Fairhi'kl of Weiiham. 

He is probably the Joliii Whi[)[)le who moved to Sutton and sold land 
to James Whii)ple of Ips'Wich : John and wife Mary Whipple of Sut- 
ton, joiner, sold land in Sutton to James Whipple of Ipswich 21 May, 
1725. . 

Cin'ldren : . '" \ 

89 Joseph, b. 22 Dec, 1711. '.' " . 

90 Ebenezer, b. 14 S.^pt., 1713. '• " 

91 Sarah, b. 22 Mar., 1715. 

92 John, b. 2> Aug., 1717. . - '. 

93 Lucy, b. 25 Feb., 1721. '- -, ■ : . . 

94 Abigail, b. 3 Mar., 172G. 

IV. 43 Major Johii Whipple {John, John, MaUtew), born in 
]ps\vich 15 July, 1(J57 ; died there 12 June, 1722; married 26 June, 
1G81, Catherine Layton ; bi)rn June, 1G58 ; died 10 Jan., 1721 (grave 

He was representative to the General Court and justice of the Court 
of Sessions. 

"Major John Whip[)le Esq., departed this life ye 12th day of June 
1722. He went to bed well and was found dead in the morning." 

In his will dated June, 1722, and proved 30 Aug., 1722, he mentions 
daughters Mary Crocker and Rogers, grandchiklren Martha Drown and 
John Kogers, and sons-in-law Kichard Brown, Benjamin Crocker and 

John Rogers. '■■•■'■■-■■'-'"■■ ^•"; :•;.■■■■ V7';/.. '. /;"''f::.r -■■-■•'" ' 
Children born in Ipswich : -; . w..- - 

' 95 Martha, b. 1 Apr., 1G82 ; m. 22 Apr., 1703, Rev. Richard Brown of 
Newbury. Ch. : Martha. John. William and Mary. 

96 Catherine, h. 1 Aug., 1685 ; d. 16 Aug., 1702. 

97 Elizabeth, d. 1688. .:,■:>: .5 \, ^ ^ ' \ '' . 

98 Sarah, b. 16 Dec, 1692. " ■ ^ • " • * ' 

99 Elizabeth, b. 1 Mar., 1695 ; d. 2 June, 1695. ' 

100 Susanna, b. 3 Apr., 1696; pub. 6 Sept., 1718, to John Rogers. 

101 Mary, b. 7 Feb., 1698; pub. 12-10-1719, to Benjamin Crocker. 

IV. 44 Kajor Mathew Whipple (Jo/<?i, John, J/othew), born 
ni Ipswich, 1658 ; died there 28 Jan., 1738-9 ; married Jemima, daugh- 



ter of Job L;iiie ; mfirriecl, second, Joanna, dangliter of Samuel .and ^lary 
(Oliver) Appleton ; niinied, third, II June, 11)07, Martha, widow of 
Jonathan Tiling of Exeter ; .^he was dangliter of Jolin Deiiison andgraiid- 
daugliter of Major Gen. Daniel Denison : she died 12 Se[)t., 1728. 

]Maj. ^lathew Whip[)le was justice of the Court of Sessions and 
representative to tlie General Court tluee 3ears. 

His will dated 2 Dec, 1738, and probated 5 Felj., 1739, mentions 
sons Mathew, John, Ap[)let()n, ^^^iHiam and Joseph, John's son John, 
and daughter ^Martha llarlshorn. 

Children, born in Jpswich: , 

By first wife : ' 

102 Matliew, b. 20 Oct., 1G85 ; d. 24 Jan., 17G1. 
By see()nd wife: ; . • - 

103 John, b. 2 July, 1G89 ; d. 9 Feb., 1781. " : " ' 

104 Joanna, b. 22 July, 1G92 ; d. 31 Aug., 1G92. ' '■ 
\ 105 Applcton, b. 19 Oct., 1G93. 

lOG "William, b. ,28 l\.l;., IGOG ; moved to Kittery, ]\laine, and was father of 
' . AVilliam Whipple who signed the Declaration of Independence and 
was Brigadier General at the capture of Burgoyne. 

-''.By third wife: :v^-:; ^■; > .; ^:;.-.-^ v;;; v >; ^-■■-\,:v-'; ^ ^.CM ■■■■:'- 'r:^ ■- 

107 Joseph, b. 31 July, 1701 ; grad. from Harvard, aud was Rev. Joseph 

Whipple of Hampton Falls. 

108 Martha, b. 7 Jan., 1704; d. 30 Jan., 1701. 

109 jVIartha, m. Ebenezer Hartshorn. - " ■• 

110 Nathaniel, b. 2 Sept., 1711. , . ; ;G^ 

IV. 46 Joseph Whipple (John, Jo/ni, Mathew) , boi"n in Ipswich 
8 June, lh*6G ; died there 11 May, 161)9 ; married, 10 Dec., lt)l'7, Mary, 
daughter of A\ illiam Symonds, wdio died 20 Jan., 1703. 

His will is dated 9 May, 1G99, "Yeoman," mentions wife Mary and 
daughter Mary. ' 

Administration was o*ranted on the estate of Mrs. Marv Whinide to 
her brothers-in-law, Mathew and Cyprian \\'hipple,^ 26 June, 1703. 
/: Symonds Epes signed receipt for balance of the estate, 31 May, 1717. 
■ - Ciiild, born in Ipswich: ^ - ^ -:--^---^ ■ ^- ^',<:,i: 

111 Mary, b. 15 Feb., 1G99; d. in Cambridge Mar., 1790; pub. '2C^ Ishxw, 

1715, to ]\I a j. Symonds Kpes who d. 30 Aug., 1741. Had cii. : 
i' ;^ ;. .. Samuel and Elizabeth. She m., 2d, Rev. Edward Holyoke, pies- 
ident of Harvard Collesie. ^ . . • ; . 

{To be continued,) ■' • --vi" ■■ ■ . 

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AVe hear a gvetxt deal said in these days about "rapid transit," and if 
we are inclined to be dissatisfied with the slowness of thinii's in this re- 
spect, it may help ns to ''cultivate repose," nnd become a little tranquil 
if we should read what, a Avriter in the New Yoik Daily Advertiser had 
to say in the Acar 1791. He reconnnended impi-ovements which now 
have, for m:uiy years, been "behind the Mge." Every w^ord of this letter 
is worth readinii" for it throws liizht on the ad vant:ii>es offered in buildinof 
hridizes and tnrn[)ikes, as they appeared to our fathers. 

Few of nnr vouno- people, we aDiirehend, understand much about turn- 
pikes and toll bridires ms they existed at the beoinning of this century. 

But after all, some will say, "Why should we care ai)0ut what was done 
a hundred yeais auo in regard to travellinu? AVhat we care to know now 
is how quickly and chea|)Iy we can be transported to Chicago and back ! 

From the Newyork Daily Adcertifer. 

Meffis. CniLPS & Swaine, 

IK the fol'owing hints refpecting ToU-Bn'dgefi and Turnpiko, 
Roads, will be of any ufe, pleafe to infert them. 
Roads and Bridges, ef[)ocial!y upon the great poft road, throngli 
the Union, are objects of national moment. Difpatch in a cour- 
; ier, may lupprel's an infarrectiou in the bud. Expediting the 
i l'agga<:e or nrtillery of an army, one day, ma}^ fave a leaport of 
firit rate conlequence, or a poft, whieli is the Ivcy of the Union. 
Shorteninu thcdiftance, and leffeninii' the time which it corifumes 

■ to affenible our national repr.lontatives, is a very important ob- 
iject. The fpeedy [»romulgation of their acts and proceedings 

h has the happieft tendency to prelcrve peace nnd good order, as 

V well as to prevent the fiiddt-n paffing of injurious laws. To coni- 

..merce, it is of great eonfeqnence. The enterprizing merchant 

makes his fpeculations, or faves his infurance, wiih advantage, 

jr and promptnefs. K:irly intelliiience and difi)ateh are of very great 

■ ufe to him. The gentleman of fortune, or the invalid, travelling 
for pleafure, or health, vifit various htat"S and climes, aiid fcan 
human nature in its varied modes and habits, with L".\i'Q and fafct}'. 
I conceive that Toll Bridges and Turnpike Roads are the molt 

Strange as it may n]')poar tliore was, in the days of which we are writ- 
ing, a strong prejucliee in the minds of some against so liarndess a thing 
as a turnpike road. ^^'ll.V it should have been so is not easy to niuler- 
stand except upon the principle that it was a new thing, and there is 



16 TRAVELLING IN THE OLDEN TIME, ^^^^^^i^; ; v '^^^^^^ 

effectual and moft cquitaiile me; ns of aecomplifiiing fo defii-able : 

a bufinefs. The fnialler advanti-iges arifing trom tlu^ni v\onld be, , <^ 

impeding the importaiiou of foreiiiii coD\icts, vagjibonds and fi 

paupers ; detectino highwaymen, horfe thieves, and other villains. I 

I have heard that, in Knohiiid, if a oeiitleman is robbed he <>ives . f^ 

notice at the firft turu})ike ; the ahirni is paffed. and vilhiins are " |" 

-?■ often detected in this way. They generally kec p the high roa^s . J 

to great cities ; wiien they deviate into villaoes. and byeroads ; % 

everv cotta<>'er notices the horfe and diefs of the ftranoer : fo will I 

the toil gate man, for he may get a reward by it. Jf aitention | 

Avas paid to the felection (tf fteady, difcreet men, they mioht '' 

'■' ' ' be cloathed with the powers of a conftable. Let us fnppofe ^'. 

that, befides the bridges, there were ten toll gat( s, bet. ween f 

Paules llook and Pltiladel[)hia ; aud that the wl:olean^»onnt of the f^ 

toll came to one third of a dollar for each traveler on horfeback, | 

or in a carriage ; I prefume the product of this money properly l« 

laid out upon the loids, in three year's time, would fave half a ^' 

day's time and expences to travellers. AVho theu would lofe by t 

it? or rather, who Avould not be benefited by it? f 

The comparMtively little State of Newjerfty, has fet a noble ^ 

example of pnblic fpirit; ilie iias no foreign commeice, and of S. 
courfe neither veiy prompt or protiuetive fou. ccto of leveiuie. She , _ *'^ 
has tmdertaken thice mao-niticL'ut Itrido'es. I eoidd wifli them 

ceded to the Union, on the fame footing as light houfes. r; 

* * * * «- * ■* *■,;.* -I' 

■ , : V- *: ■*:■■":"..* -.'■'-■-■*::.. ■•-._*.:;r.- .■*:/■■ V',* ^.■. ^*•.^■. ■:' Ll 

I hope the State of Newjeifey will proceed to fet an example J"" 

to her neighbors. Tint fhe will by tnrupikes and polls, tax pleaf- ? 

ure, commerce, and fpjcnlation, for their own, and the public i 

good; which they doubtlefs will cheerfully pay. ,;.■., f:' 

That to prevent clamor aud oppofitiou, fhe will permit perfons I" 

inhabiting townfhips or diftiicls, on ihe poll road, to work on | 

the highways as they have been nfed to do ; to pals free into odier | 

diftricts where they actnally occupy aud improve lands or nfiUs ; '%. 

or ufually go to mill, to pnblic worfhip, oi- to call the phyfici-m. | 

That fuitable exemp: ions will be made refpecting the clergy, ph\- ■' i 

ficians, jurois, witneffes, &c. This is the age of revolution and j. 

beneficial improvement. The huaian mind has burft its prif )U, t 

and demolifhed the formidal>le baftile of deep fonnded, ftrong |^ 
built, ancient prejndice. Let us, reverencing the wifdom of our 

anceftors, pay no more refpect to old cuftoms, f >lely on account ;" 

of their antiquity, than is dne to an old man, merely for the length t" 

of his beard, or a long predicted comet, for the length of its pro- |^ 

grefs aud tail. I 



always more or less prejiuUce against most new thinirs. Turnpikes, 
gtf'aml)Ouls, railioads, horse-cars, elcGtric cars, have all been objects of 
i)o[)ul:ir prejudice. Away back, in remote ages, there was a prejudice 
n<rainst ships. . , 

Jii a letter from the Xew Hampshire Gazette in ISOO, which we copy, 
the writer alhides to the existence of some feeling against turnpikes and 
<»ives the reasons, or some of them at least, althouuh he admits that the 
old prejudice is wearing away. In this case it would appear to be self- 
ishness at the bottom : — the route displeased some; the location of the 
proposed road did not contemplate going by certain houses, etc. It is 
natural enough perha[)s that [)eo[)le should feel in this wa}^ Some desire 
to have the location of a road in one direction and some in aiu)ther. 

From the New Ilampsli ire Gazette. ; -^ , .,1'^ 

. . ON POST ROADS, NOV. 1800. --'S/'-^:-'^^-^ 

'^"- ■ COMMUNICATION. '''"""\' ■:^:/:'"'-" -"'-r' -^ 

THE poft road from Foi'tfmontli to 3[erriinack bridge has lately 
been aeeu ate'y furveyed at the expt-ufe of a few geiitlemeu in 
I'ortfihotitli^ l»y which means the exact diftauce is found to be 
t^\enty two miles and niiiety-oue rods; and upon a ftraight line 
but eighteen miles. The road from Newhiirjiport to Maiden bridj^"e 
has alfo been furve^^ed, and the diftance upon a ftraight line found 
to be but tweiity-leven miles. And it is well afcertained thrd; 
there may be a good road from Portfmouth to Bo/ton^ and the 
diftance lait about forty-eight or forty-nine miles. Whereas the 
road now travelled is us much as nxty-feven — confeqnently there 
will be a full faving of eighteen miles — more than a quarter of 
: the diftance as now travelled ! ' 

This at firft view may feem almoft incredible, l)ut the furveys 
in both inftances have been made by very accurate furveyors, and 
the fact is well demonftrated. There requires nothing but a lit- 
tle exertion, to have an excellent tnru[)ike road from Portfmouth 
to Bofon; and the dd'tance at moft, under 50 miles. 

It is alfo faid. that the i)oft road from J'ortfiiioulh to Portland 
ma}'- be conf deral)ly fhortened, and the diftance reduced to 50 
miles. ^Xe do not affert this to be the fact ; but it feems by no 
means improbable. May we not therefore expect, that in the 
courfe of a few years, the mail will be tranfported from Bofton 
to Portland^ in the fame length of time, that it now is, from B'>f- 
- ton to P(ntha"ufh? Jt is true, tliis will not eafilybe i)<'rformed 
; by tbofe who are nttentive to try how long they can mfdve an old 
horfe run in the ft.-ige — but the thing itself is quite feafible. The 
mail ft;ige leaves this town before S o'clock in the morning, and 




arrives at Bofton between fix and feven the next evening ; mak- 
ing iiboiit fixteen hours upon the road. And the whole of the 
time of reftinsj; will not amount to two hours; — fo that the rate 
of traveiliniT is under five miles an houi*. Mail JStaoe travellini]: 
fhould he Cidh'd the tiviug mail ! ! I 

At the rate of eii^lit miles an hour — twelve hours nnd an hnlf, 
would reach Portland from Bofton — provided the diltance fliould 
be reduced to one hundred miles. 

Allowing one hour for crolTing PortfniontJi ferry, there would t: 

be two hours and;in half for refting upon the road. And if the 
wavs are uood, eiiiht miles an hour is eafy trave'ling, for horfes 
that are iuit.ible for running in the ftage, if thev are not drove f- 

too far without changing; elpecially if the mail carriers ;ire re- ' \ 

ftricted to Tix p ilTvugt rs, ns they certainl}' ought to be. Should a ■ I, 

regulation of ihis. k;nd be brought about (and there is no impof- '^ 

fibility in the thinu, even if the Portland road cannot he lb much ^ t 

lliortened) we fhall fee the time, when a merchant in Bofton may - % 

write to his correfp)n(lent in /^o/'(/7/ir>/;//^ one evening, and receive • ^ 

an anfwcr lo his letter the next. We hope tiiat our friends to I 

the eaftward will take the hint, and make the neeeffarv examina- \ 

tion and furve3"S. iSo peoi>le are more interefted in the bufinefs ; -^ 

than they are — the great incr.afe of population, commorce and 
wealth, ii: t!tal coun ry, requires that the experiment fJiould be ■ ; 

made, and there can be no doubt hut fuccefs will crown the at- <: 

tempt. It is moft devoutly to be wiihed, that no mean fellifh views, t 

will mar fo laudable an undertaking — "Thai it will go 1)}^ uncle '' 

J'^siah's barn; or confin Joseph's p i gf ty ; or mny polfibly fpoil 
fifter Tabathy's potatoe yard — or that the Col. or Capt. (whole ^ 

chflder loves mightily lo fee the fine folks ride along in theii- citron i- \ 

cles aud pheafanfons) may object, hecanfe t!ie road does not go by I 

their houfes." Thefe are generally the cogent reafons, to prevent * 

laying out new roads, to benefit the public. And we hope that v 

thofe who have alread\ become rich by commerce, will not with- ^ 

hold their money, but will veft it in a fund, not only certain and 
productive, but whofe beneficial influence will be felt by all claffes ^ 

of citizens — the man of pleafure not excpted. To our political 
fathers a word may with propriety be addreff d. ' 

The ])r-.'judice againft turnpike roads feems to be pretty well 
worn olf. It is now a conceded fact ; that thofe who nfe the road 
are the perfons who ought to make and keep it in repair; — and 
it is expected that liberal grants will be made ; for without fucli, 
the work will never be effected. IIow pleafing the reflection — 
thi-t while commerce with expanded wings bi'ings us her bleffings 
from all quarters of the globe ; the attention and induftiy of man, 
is rendering the communication through our country more cheap, 
expeditious and delightful, and fo greatly increafing the value 
of thofe blefdngs ! Confider this well ye fordid of every d< fcrip- 
tion !— and you will neither prevent nor difcourage the making 
turnpike I'oads and hnd^ics — but if you ai'e rich you will abun- 
dantly com ribute your riches for promoting fuch heneficial under- 
takings. , - " 



The Inttor part of the last century, the subject of building a turnpike 
road from Salem to Boston was .-igitnted, and at length a Stock Company 
was formed for that pur[)(»se. The l)uihling of it was considerod an 
event of gi*eat importance in this community and during the pr(tgress 
of the work, crowds of people visited its vicinity (a Connnittee of the 

"Acts of incorporation were granted by the Legislatui-e in 1802 and 3, 
to Edward Aui>:ustus llolvoke, William (rrav, ii'., Nathan Dane, J;i- 
cob Ashton, Israel Thorndikeand 48 others. The route desiixnated was 
'a road beginning near liiitrum's corner, so called, in Salem, and from 
thence to be continued throuLrh the Salem Great Pastures, so called, 
thence bv the south-easteilv side of Farrinirton's hill, so called, in IjViu), 
over l^reed's Island in Lynn Marshes, and l>y the southeast side of Chee- 
ver's hill, so called, in Chelsea, to a phice on the Chelsisa side of Mystic 
River, between Weimesemetferrv-wavs, and Doctor Aaron Dexter's ixnte, 
and over said rivei* to a place on the Charlestown side thereof, north of, 
and near to. the Xavy Yard, and thence to Charles River Bridge in 
Charlestown.' The distance was 12 miles and 25(] poles. The company 
was authorized to hold $oO,000 in real estate. Its stock consisted (>f 
1200 shares, then costing about §200." The road w\as com})Ieted in 1803 
(September) and the following paragr.'i[)h in reference to it a[)[)ears in 
the "Register" probably written by Rev. Dr. Bentley. 

*'The Salem Turnpike was opened for Travellers on Thursday 
last, (Sept. 22) and the da}' was festive to the faithful men who 
have lalfored in completing it. From Salem it i)asses over a 
rough country, which has deterred the settlers of every i>eneration. 
Afier cros-ing the vales it descends to a tloating Bridge, aud 
enters upon Lynn plains, then proceeds ovei- the extensive marshes 
which lay between Lynn and Chelsea, Avith bridges over the riv- 
ers which enter the maishes, and <2,oes throuoh Chels* a into 
Charlestown and Boston. No dillieult}^, wh'ch can arise, has 
been escaped. Over rouiih hills and tlnough marshes, it now af- 
fords a most convenient road to the Bassenger, and no part of 
the variety of nature does it refuse. The wilderness of rocks 
and precipices, prepare for a well cultivated scene of industry 
and business. The ocean bounds an extended p'ain, and thronoh 
pleastmt fields the Cai)itid bursts upon the sight, while we rise 
again to survey and lo enter it. Every acI<nowledgment is due 
to the fidelity, dispatch, and excellent manner in whieh this 
road is executed." : . . - 

The stock in this comjiany turned out to ])e a valuable investment, and 
continued so down to tlie time wlien the Eastei'u Railroad w^as ()[)ene<l 
between Sakun and Bioston in 1<S38. When this road was tirst opened, 
it was said by its iriends that it must always be an excellent investment 


as it coiilcl nevci* be superseded by an}' other kind of a road. It was 
supposed then, that nothinii" could be l)uili that would pay better than 
a good turnpike : — as popuhition increased the travel would increase and 
so ^vould the profits. For a long series of ^ears it paid handsome div- 
idends, and these deelined only when the Eastern Rnilroad was opened- 
The stock which had cosl $200 then fell to $50 per share. It conlin. 
ued to pa}^ for many years after about 5% to ()% on $100. 

Ruskin preferred turnpikes to railroads, lor he says "Railway trav- 
elling is not travelling at all ; it is merely being sent to a place, and very 
little ditlerent from becoming a parcel." 

Among the stage proprietors competition began quite early, for in- 
stance, in 1793 there were two lines of stages on the route between 
Boston and Providence. Mr. Beals ran his coaches three times a week 
each way, while ]Mr. Hatch of the other line started a coach to run every 
day in the week and he informs the ])ublic that upon the expiration of 
his i)resent contract, he shall "convey the mail gratis," in order to "check 
imderbidding of the envious," — so that it would appear "throat cutting" 
and undermining common in modern times, is not by any means a new 
disease. We oive the advertisements of the two lines. 

^^^'H^^ and Providence STAGES. 

:-.:^ -'';•,■.'''■:; -;■ ■/■::,■■-:-:;• ■! ISRAEL HATCH, 

MOST refpectfull}^ informs the publick, that his line of STA- 
GKS will run every day in the week, excepting vSunday. 

His Coaches leave i^oAo/?, at 5 o'clock, and arrive at Provideitce, 
by 2 P. INI. The Stages from Providence ftart at the fame early 
hour, and arrive at Bofton by 2 o'clock. Twentv-four excellent 
borfes, fix good coaches, and as many experienced drivers, are 
already provided. The horfes will ))e regularly changed at the 
hair way houfe, in WulfnAe. — Paffengers ma}' be accommodated 
with places at the fign of the Grand Turk, No. 25, Newbury- 
ftreet, Bofton ; at ]Mrs. Catharine Gray's, State-ftreet ; at Col. 
Colman's, State-ftreet ; and in Providence^ at Mrs. Ki« e's, the 
fign of the Golden Ball; or at Mr. Cogsuaj.l's, the figii of the 
Coach and Horb s. r---. 

l'^. Price from Providence to Bofton., or from Bofton to Prov- 
idence is only onk dollar, ivliich is one hcdfthe cuftomary price., 
and 3/. c/ieaper than any other stage. — Ticenly pounds of hcujfjage 
is allowed; and every 100?';/. rated as Gf. 

Books will be kept at each of the aUove-mentioned places, for 
- the infcrtion of the names of Paffengers. 

*^* He cannot but hope for the en^ ouragement of the public. 
^ He is fincerely thankful for ])aft favours; and anticipates a con- 
tinuance of ihem. He is alio determined, at the expiration of 


the prefeiit contract for conve^^iog the Mail from Providence to 
Bofton^ to carry it grat's; which will undoubtedly prevent any 
furtiier underbiddiniis of the envious. 

Bofton, June 15, 1793. 


THE Subfcriber informs his friends and the Fublick, that he 
for the more rapid conveyance of the MAIL vSTAGIvC AR- 

RIAGE, iienteel, and easy, has good horfes, and experienced, 
careful drivers. 

Thev will ftart from Bofton and Providence, and continue to 
run three times each week, until the fiiftof November — Will leave 
Bofton every Monday. Wednesday, and Friday, at 5 o'clock, A. , 
M. and anive at Providence tiie fame days, at 2 o'clock, P. M. 

They will leave P/-oy;/c/ence Tnef lays, 'I'hurfdays, and Satur- 
davs, at o o'clock, A. M. and arrive at Bofton the fiime days, at 
2 o'clock, P. M. 

The Price for each paffenger, will be Nine Shillings only, and 
lefs, if any other perlbn will carry them for that turn. Tweu'.y 
pounds of baggage gratis. 

Alfo, a good new Philaddphia-built light WAGGON, 1o go 
the other days in the week, if wanted — and as the Proprietor has 
been at fuch great expenfe to erect the Line, he h->pes his exer- 
tions will give fatiff action, and receive the publick patronage. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, who wifh to take ptiflagc in this Stage, 
will pleafe to apply for feats, at the houfe of the SuMcriher, in 
Dock Square, at Col. Colman's, or j\[rs. Gkay's, State ftreet, as 
the Stage will fet out from each of thole places ; books are there 
kept for entering paffenger's name. The Stage will ftart from 
CoGGSii all's Tavern, in Providence^ formerly kept by Knight 
Dexter, Efq. 


Bofton, Jane 15, 1793. 

Another line of Providence Staires in 1803 is advertised not only for 
the purpose of carrying passengers but also doing some express I>usiness 
as well. These coaches started fi'om the celebraied "Buncli of Giapes," 
\\\ Boston. At tlie rooms of the Essex Listitute in Salem is a piece of 
the old siirn of this famous tavern. It is madeof moulded brick wliicli 
^vas probably brouglit from England. : "'• : 


A New line of STAGES will commence running on Monday, 
■^^ the 2d day of January next, and will ftart from the Bnncli 
of Grapes Tixxern, State-Street, in Bofton, every morning precifely 

■•:.■;■ - pi, 


• • - • ■ ■ • »,s:. 

V ' ■ ■ ■ ■ " ■ .•'■■■'■." '%fc'' 

^ :• . . ■ -Jk;":, 


at 8 o'clock, iiiid arrive nt Providevce, the fame afternoon ; and I; 

* alio will ftnrt from lkfrJier''s Tavern, in Providence, (formerly fc 

^J'honuis ^ea belt's, heixd ot I 'acket- W/uirf,) awd twiixe, ixt Bojloii, ' % 

the fume afiernoon. The proprietors of thele Maii'es have been .; 

particularly attentive to the neatnefs. eleo"nnce and convenience j^ 

of their Carria^jes, the goodnels and ftrength of I lories, the cure- :, 

fnhu'ls and civility of their Drivers; and have, and will nle ex- $/ 

ertion for the nccommodiition of their Taflengers, and hold them- ||;' 

selves relpunlible. that thf firicteit care and attention i'hall be §> 

paid to the trnnlporting luid delivery of any articles, with which ; ■ § 

theii' ltiti!:es mny be entrnued. i- 

-ASA FOOT, ■ It 




N. B. — The S; age Books will be kept ;it the ij/f7ic/i o/' 6^/T(2)^5 . i 

I'averii, and at^4/a fbo/'^ Tavern, (formerly kept by Mr. Fohe:^, §t. 

Br(i/t/e-S:/ua re,) undnt Ml'. Wheeloclh s, 3Iarlboro' St reel, Tso. o7 ^■ 

figu of the Indian Queen, in Bofton ; and at Bnrl-er's Tavern, in S 

Prnride)ire, {iovmQYly Thomas Seaben's. head oi Packet W J tar f). !:> 

. • ly Extra CARKIAGKS. of all kinds, may l>e had ntehher | 

;. of the above iroprietor's Mables, at the Ihorttft notice. Alfo, f: 

■ : ' Perfbns ready at all times to carry intelligence by Exprefs. p.- 

■yr" iio/Vo;^ Dec. 31, 1803. . | 

::^: Columbian Centinel. .. 1?. 

-■■ ■ - ^ ^ ' f. 

The A)1i()\vinir iintices will serve to show the mail accommodations in 
Salem and Doston abcjut this time, also tlie rates of postage in the United 

States. P 

'J'liere was one singular fact about letter postao-e. Any letter of a 
single sheet only, no matter how thick the paper was, — whatever its 

weight, was chaiged only one postage, but if tliree sheets were sent, ■ 
even if thev weighed less than the one sheet, the postage charged was 
thire limes as nuich as the other. Letters, then, were not required to 
he prepaid. A single letter to New York or Philadelphia cost 18 J 
cents; Washington 25 cts. Chicago had not then been discovered. 

■ - : POST-OFFICE r\ - ' 

Winter Eftabli fitment of the MAIL STAGES for the Year 1791. 

FEOM November 1, to 3/«^ 1, the MAILS from the Souihicard, 
, Eaftward and Rhode- JJland, will arrive on Wednefdays and 
Saturdays^ at 7 o'clock, P. M. and fet off on Mondays, and 
'Ihnrfdays at 4 o'clock, A. M. 

The MAILS will be clofed the prececding evening — on Sun- 
0.ay at 8, and Wednefday at 9 o'clock, P. M. 

^ ^ J. HASTINGS, p. M. 

Bofton, Oct. 25, 1791. 


*s. ■ 




.,; ; /- POST OFFICE. ' [^-^y-^l'':^.: 

- ' - Balem, July 2G, 1702. 

\Ai porlbiis who fli:iU fend letters to and from liol'ton an 1 

Salem, Iq the mails carried in Mv. Burrirs fta2;e waooon . 

•', are hereby informed, that their letters will be delivered os ad- 

■ ;■ dreffed, immediately on their arrival at the relpective Poft Offices 

' in thofe places. 
;: V v -.: ■ M. WILLIAMS, Poftmofter 

RATES OF POSTAGE. ! ' ^^ i- ^l : 

On Single Letters — For any diftance not exceeding 30 miles, 

6 cents. 

■ / Over 30 and not over 80 miles, :- \';:^;- ' ' 10 cents. 

? Over 80 and not over 150 miles, ■;.■.: 12 1-2 cts. 

• Over 150 & not over 400, 18 1-2 : over 400, 25 cents. 

^.:i::Y:::- Uouhle Letters^ OY tho^Q Qom\)o(iii\ ot two pieces of paper, donble 

: - thole rates. 

Triple Leftt^rs, or letters conipofed of three pieces of paper, triple 

thole rates. 
Packets^ or letters compofed of four or more pieces of paper, or 
one or more other articles, and weighing one ounce (avoirdn- 
; A- pois) quiulruple thole rates, and in that proportiojj for all 
V o-reater weight. 

jfA-x Ship Letters not carried by mail, 6 cents. 

':;:\ Isewfp((pers — Each paper carried not over 100 miles, 1 cent : over 
i^ V:;- ; 100 miles, 1 1-2 cents. But if carried to any Polt Ollice in 
">-H i|fe;; the State where printed, whatever be the diAance, the rate is 
%S'(Ll 1 cent. 

:H:-> Magazines and Panipldets are rated h}) the flieet. — Carried not over 
: " ;, 50 miles, 1 cent; over 50, and not over lOO miles, 1 1-2 cents; 
■-■ V; over 100 miles 2 cents. 

The followinof taken from the Coliinibian Centiiiel of Boston, are in- 
terestins: as showiniz" liow a well known |)ublic resoi't was advertised at 
two periods 1792 and 1798. There were not many such places ne;ir 
Boston. "Xanta^keF' and ''Point of Pines" were not much visited, ^a- 
lem had the Lvnn Mineral Sprini>s Hotel. The fashion for Nahant, Bev- 
erly Shore or Marblehead Neck had not bei!:un. The wlnde of eitlier 
one of those territories conld probably have been bought for less than 
what has recently been i)aid for some sini^^le estates in these localities. 
Unly the wealthy were al)le to travel in those days. There was no 
travel to speak of, to the White Mountains, Saratoga Springs, AVash- 
ington, Philadelphia or farther South. > : _ 




Mary Burke SS- 

BEOS leave to inform her Friends and the Publick in genernl, 
that she fhall continue to improve that commodious and 

ajjreoablv fituated Iloule on laid Farm the i)refent iVafon — where 
fhe propoles as far as in her j^ower, to accommodate tliofe who 
plenfe to favour her with their company. : " 

Her House will be open every day in the' week except the Sab- 
bath — She is under the necelTity of laving;, that on that day it 
will befhnt uj), and no company entertained, which fhe hopes her 
friends will excufe. 

Ht-r Lnrder will be conf'antly furnifhed with the cho'cf^ft and 
molt fait;ihleProvifious — her Cellar with Liquorsof the belt qual- 
it}^ — her Houle with the belt attendants fhe can procure — her 
Stable witii the beft Hav and Provender — And the favours of her 
"uefts ftndied to l>e<>:ained, and alwa\ s o'ratefullv acknowledo'ed. 

Frefli J'o)ul is fix miles from Bofton\ the Roads good and im- 
proving ; the Pond well ftored with Fifh, Hoats, and all necelTary 
fifhing apparatus for Ladies and Gentlemen provided. The ad- 
jacent country fni-nifhes Game — and ihe walks in its vicinity are 
rura'ly agreeable. .. (law. 8w.) 

April 11, 1792. \.\^ .'-:'<// -^n^:) '':J: .^. 


THE Subfcriber requefts that his Friends and the Public, will 
receive his warmeft acknowledgments, for the patronage 

afforded him the lalt lealbn, at his Hotel. lie is fenfible that 
thanks a-e a poor return for favors — he hoj^es his will be received 
as the "Widows' mite, having nothing elie togive. All thofe who 
prefer nature to art — all thofe who wifh to enjov the Serenade of 
the Groxes— all thofe who d -liglit in Fifhing and Fowling — all 
thofe who are in health, as well as thofe who are anx'ous to re- 
gain lb invaluable a bh ffing, are requefted t > c;dl at his Hotel 
for annifement, recreation, and • njoyment. He affures them that 
every delicacy of the feafon fhall be i)rovided — every thin«" calcu- 
lated to fatisfy a keen, as well as to shar[)en a dull appetite. If 
ftriving to pleafe will infure approbation, he feels confident of 
fuccefs : 'Idiofe who expend a J////, or thofe who expend an 
Engle^ will be equally intitled to his warmefi gratitude. 


Cambridge, April 25, '98. 

k « r 


^Continued from page 344.) 

/, i- ' ■- '■- ' • -x%/:-w^.^- June y« 30^1^ 1775 

Parole Philadelphia Couiiterfign Jaiiiaca 

Field Officer of the Day To-Morrow Col. AVood Bridge 
Field Oiiicei- of the Picquet To Night - ^ . . 

Field Officer of the Main Guard Col Hutchiiifon . - . 

• Field Officer for Fatigue Maj^ Buttrick --y- ■'■■.:::■:::;■' -'':'f:':n^^^^ 
Adjutaut of the Day :--^ ; , f . V : - 

General Orders " 

That the comniandinsf Officer of each Reirinient Detachment c^ 
Company Order their Drumers not to beat the Revjdlee in the Morning 
Before the Gun is lired on any confideration whatever without Orders 
from the General that if any Drumer Dilbbay this Order he be immea- 
diately Confined for Tryal and tliat the several Regiments are not to Leave 
their alarm poft on the Lines untill the whole army on the hill is together 
in Order to see if the w^orks are sufficiently manned 

' • ' ' . ^ ' - '> . June l^t [July?] 

Parole Countersign 

Field Officer of the Day To-Morrow Col Gerrifh , 

Field officer of the Main Guard Maj Woods 

Field Officer for the Fatigue Mjy Cud worth ' : . : • 

" '■/: ■■'■■ •^■^^^..'.SSI;:-:' 3 -:■■■• '''^^■;;,,: ! v' ^^ ' June [July ?] 3^^ 1775. 

''■' '':.M- I^etail 1 Capt. 1 Subaltern . 2 Sargeauts 

33 Rank & file for fatigue 

\ 1 Capt. 1 Subaltern 2 Sargeants 

43 Rank & File General -^■'■'\''^'\)' ''^Va^:'^^ 

Orders > 

That all profane CurH ng and Swearing and all indea- 
cent Languge and behaviour will not be Tollerated in the Camp 



;:;:):-^-^ The Genenil expects that all the officers fi'om higliest 
to Lowest set a good example to the Soldiers in this Rer[)ect 

That the field officers at Cami)rid<^e Charlfton & Med- 
ford see that the Adjutant make out a List of the names of all the otBcer.s 
dc Rank &: File Bclonu:in2: to their refnective Rei2,"^' and return this imnieu- 
diately to the Adjutant General , ; ,; > . .. 

General Orders / f ^^^ ^^^^ : • , ' ^ July P* 1775 

That the adjutant of the refpective Reg^*^ doing duty at Camhridge 
Charlefton & Medford make a weekly Return to the Adjntant Geneial 
at head Quarters of the numher of officers & Raidv & File lit for Dnty 
numbers unfit for Duty dayly what duty where stationed what number 
on Duty Daily what Dnty whether in Camp out on furlow or id)fent with- 
out leave -: - ■""-■•.■.;.. '^--.--VA.^;.- ■•;;, •. ■ ■ . 

That the Drumers in this encampment attend upon iNP. John Baf- 
sett Drum Major at 7 O Clock to Morrow Morning and their Receive 
their Orders from him Refpecting their Duty 

;.;■■;;/■;■■;■■'•■'' '"''■V--:';:;-};--^ '■ ■ '':^''Tr' '■ July 2^ 1775 

-; ■ t Parole pitts " ^^^^ ^^ . v^^^^^^^^ Counterfign Bradbery 

Field officer of the Day Tomorrow Col Little 
Field officer of the Main Guard Lt Col Baldwin 

:5 Field officer for Fatigue Maj''. JackHiU ^ ^/ ■ 

St'i;-^':^ General Orders ;./.,;'"; .■•■;^'-\.;:^-. v■^■';^^ :,--^ 

';: As we have had intelleofence from Gen^ Tomas that the Re2:nlars ai'c 
Like to make an invation that way that no officer no soldier piefume to 
Leave the Camp or Lines this Day on any pretence whatever to see that 
their mens amies are in Good Order and properly eqni[)ed with Annnti- 
iiitionand the the whole be ready to turn out at a minuts warning Rtjbber 
Smith of General putnams Regiment to turn out as Drum ^lajor To this 
Camp till further Orders and that all the Drumers of the Difstant Reg- 
iments attend every Day to practice ■.;_-;; 

r' ■ 3 ' ' - , ^ - July 3 1 / ^0 

?gj; Parole Lookout ' Ir--. , '. \ Counterfiirn 

Field Officer of the Day To Morrow Col ManfHeld 
-■ Field Officer of the Main Guard Lt Col Bond 
, Field Officer for Fatigue Maj^. Durkce : ... : .■ 


^\ ''~"; i, ■ ■ '.'■'" ■ ' ■ " ' y' ■ ..'7 

'?■-'.■■■'' '- 







' ■•" " ,:;''^.i; Genei'al Orders ^' ■>.;:':■"''' ■■k':^' ":;'■■■ V>^''":'^'''" ;-■■ . 

Th.-jt one hiiiKlred men be OrdcH'ed with axes wedges and Beatles 
to go on fatigue at two O Clock this after vioon 

General Orders ^^ • v , x ^^ ' Jnly 3'^ 1775 

By his excelk'ney Gen^. Wafhington Esq''. Commander in Chief of the 
forces of jVortli America that the Col : or Commanding officer of each 
Rei]:iment is order^-d forthwith to mai^e two Returns of the number of 
men in their Rt'foective Regiments Diflino^uifhiniy those that are Sick 
wounded or abfent on fnrlow and alfo ;dl the Quantity of Ammunition 
of each Retriment - ' 

■"-.■.■".-■,■'■'. - ' ' ^ ' "-":•.• 

July 4*^ 1775 . • General Orders 

Parole Abinirton Countersio:n Bedford 

Field Officer of the Day C(d Doolittle . , .: - - 

' Fiehl OtHcer of the Main Gnard Lt Col Brown 
Field Officer of tile Fatigue Maj^". Stacy ^ -: ■-^:^ 

General Orders . " ' -r ^ ■'■■:■■■--■' ■■:;^-r ■■:.■■./■ \'-\-: 

That the officer of the Main Guard See that the Centrys have such 
orders as will make them alert upon their pofts as their is found great 
Difficiency & that the Rounds upon the Main Guaid Vifit the Centuries 
every hour & that the Centuries hail every perfon that pafses & if they 
caiTt give an account of themfelves take them up & Confine them and 
not to Difclofe the Countersign to any perfon of what Rank soever if 
any oiie is found not doing his Duty either setting or sleeping or other- 
ways unright be having having upon his poft to be immeadiately confind 
I for Tryal and that no man Tjeave the Guard but that his cumrads carry 
[liis provefion to the Guard House 

That the Adjutand of evry Reg't bring on their men for jNIain 
iuard a 8 o Clock in the Morning precifcl}' & if any one fail to be im- 
ueadiately reported to the General : - .v^^^^^i^ -, ... 


peneral Orders Cambridge Head Quarters .^ ^ «! v 

. ,.v. .^- :■;■. - ^ ..-^,. .. . .. ■:-;;;^, u -.\ ■ July 4th 1775 ■ •.- 

^y his excellency Gen^ Wafhington Esq^. ' - 

1^* A proper Return to l)e made by the proper Officers of the 
'ovefions Ordinance Stores Powder Lead w^orkinir Tools of all kinds 
onts camp Kittles and all other stores under their refpective care belong- 
Ig to the Armyes in Cambridge & Roxbury the Commanding Officer of 


every Reg*t to make out a return of the number of Blancketts wanted to 
compleat every man one at the leaft 

; ; V 2^ that Hon^ Artemus Ward Charles Lee Phillip Slieely & Is- 

-;^ii'^:''v:^ ■--■■■ ,V"^'-:-'-^: ■ ■-v---.-'^-. ';-'.:.■ . -.'■■•--.-•;:■'::.■.■ "vv'-' /;.'■■■:" V .- ■ " [Schuyiei-] 
rael Putnam Esq^'. are ap[»oiiited Major Generals of the ximerioan Army 
By the Hon Contanential Coiigrefs and Due obedience are to be paid to 
them as such the Conianential Congrcfs not having com[)leated the ap- 
pointment of the officers in s^ army nor had sufficient to prepare cSc for- 
ward their connnifsions every officer to Continue to do Duty in the Han li 
& Station he at prefent hokls untill further Orders ' 

n- 'd^ Tho^ Mifflin Esq^. is appointed By the Gen^ one of his aidder 

compts Jofe[)h Reed Esq^. appointed Secretary By the Gen^. they are 
in future to be confidercd such 

4*^ The continentinl Congrefs having now all the Troops of the 
several Collinies which have ben Raifed or may be hereafter Rnifed for 
Support and Defence of the Liberties of America into their pay and ser- 
vice they arc now the Troops of the united provinces of North America 
& it is iioped that all Deftinctions of Colonies will be laid afide so that 
one and all the same spirit mii}' annimate the whole and the only conteft 
who shall undertake on this great & Trvinir Occation most efsential ser- 
vice in the «:)-eat & Connnon canfe in which we are all eniiaued 

5^^ It is required and expected Difipline & Due Subordination 
prevail through the whole Army as a failure of thefe efsenti.d points 
nefefsaryly produce extreem hazzard Diforder and Confution & end in 
Shamfull Difappointment & Dilgrace 

^- 6 The Gen^ earneftly requires & expects Officers &, Soldiers 

not inofas^ed in actual dutv £>ive punctual attendance on Divine service 
to implore the Blefsing of heaven on the Means ufed for our Safty & 

' 7th all Officers arc required and expected to pay attention to 
keep their men neat & clean to Vifit them often at their Quarters & in- 
culcate on them the neceij-ety of it as efsential to their health & service 
they are to see that they have Straw to Ly on if to be had and to make 
it known if they are Dellitute of this Article they are to take care 
that necefaries are provieded in the camp& freequently cleanfed to prevent 
Being offensive & unhealthy i)ro[)er notice will be taken of such officers 
& men as Diftinguish themlelves by a Due attention to thofe necefsary 

Du ies 

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' The present Pantheon has long been considered as substantially the 
work of Agrippa, but tircha^ological investigations conducted during the 
past year have in a great measure solved what has been a riddle to students. 

Archaeologists have considered the portico a later addition or altera- 
tion of the original plan, and some details of the structure especially of 
the interior, as the work of Hadrian, and Septimius Serverus and Cara- 
calla ; also that the Pantheon had never been used as a calidarium. 

The history of the Pantheon, briefly stated, is as follows: built by 
A2ri[)[)a and tinished between 27 and 25 B. C Dedicated to jNIars and 
Venus, the ancestral gods of the Julian family. The Thermae were built 
in 19 B.C. 

Both the Pantheon and Thernia> were destroyed by fire in 80 
A. D. and restored by Domitian ; and aijain, in 110, the Pantheon was 
struck by a thunderbolt and burnt to the ground, but in 120-124 the ro- 
tunda and baths were reconstructed by Hadrian. Another restoration 
was made by Antoninus Pius, and in 202 Septimius Severus and Cara- 
calla effijcted another lestoration. 

The late investigations were the result of the discovery by M. Louis 
Chedanne, while repairing the dome, of bricks stamped with a date of 
the time oflLidrian. A tlioroa2;h search aud careful excavation of vari- 
ous parts of tlie building aud foundations were carried out with the uni- 
versal result of finding this same brick dated with marks between 
the years 115 and 125 ; which enabled the date of Hadrian's reconstruction 
to be fixed as beyinnino^ in 120 and finished 124, and that this recon- 
structlon was absolute, including the rotunda as well as the portico. 
"In short the present Pantheon, the world known masterpiece, counted 
by Ammiaiujs Marcelliuus aiiTong the wonders of Pome, considered by 
Michael Angelo Misegno angelico e non umano,' proclaimed by Urban 
VlII, 'sedificium toto terrariun orI)e celeberrimum,' is not the work of 
A«j:ri[)pa, whose name it bears, but the work of Hadrian." The finding 
ot mortar brick had been noticed before, 





From tliese facts and others too lengthy to mention here, the foUowhig 
couchisions are arrived at : 

(1) The present Pantheon, portico included, is the work of Hadrian, 

(2) Columns, capitals and entablature inscribed with Agrippa's 
name may ])e original, buttliey were first removed and put together 
again by Hadrian. 

(3) The original structure of Agrippa may have been rectangular 
instead of round. 

(4) The platform built of huge l)l()cks of travertine some eiglit feet 
below Hadrian's level dates from Agri[)pa's time. 

(5) The intermediate marble ( from two to three feet al)()ve Agrippa's 
level and from five to six feet below Hadrian's) dates most likely from 
Domitian. The Pantheon of Domitian was round. 

(6) The restoration of Seplimius Severus and Caracalla did not alter 
the shape of the structure, and mostly afiected the altar inside. Their 
beautiful decorations were destroyed by Pope Benedict XIV in 1747. 

Another error relatinir to the Pantheon is corrected : the baldacchino 
of St. Peter's was not cast from the bronze roof of the portico despoiled 
by Pope Urban VIH, although eighty cannon were cast from it. 

An interesting account of the finding in the Pantheon of Paphael's 
body, 14 Sept., 1833, is given. 

Hodolfo Lanciani iii the Atlantic for June. 

Professor Lanciani has resigned his position in the government de- 
partment of antiquities at Pome and will devote his whole time to pre- 
pare his archaeological map of ancient andniediajval Rome. 

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,,_ ■^rC'">m^^^ IN MAINE. _''^.'':^ ^^ •■; 

/^^^■'■■■,:;;vM:;'K;'^ (Obtained in 1890.) ^^;:/":'-- .-'V'-: ;:v'--; ■:■■' 

Abbot, Piscataquis county. Granted to Bowdoin College, 1794. 
First settled about 1807 by Abraham Moor. Incorporated Jan. 31, 

Records at town clerk's store. First entry in records, 1827. Con- 
dition good. Xo record of births, marriages or deaths. 

Alfred, county seat of York. Formerly the North Parish of San- 
ford. Indian name was Massabesic. Incorporated Feb. 4, 1794. 
First settled about 1704. , , 

First entry in records 4 Feb., 1794. Records of births, marriages 
and deaths extremely poor, especially since 1813. 

ArBURX, shire town of Androscocrii^in county. Auburn was incor- 
porated 24 Feb., 1842, formerly parts of Poland, Mi not and Danville. 
Incorpoi-ated as a city, 18(38. First settled about 1786. 

Records are incom[)lete but in good preservation. Record of mar- 
riages is better than those of births and deaths, which are but seldom 
recorded. ••.:■■>,' . •■;.,/::::^:'-.':;.^'-^- >:::..■ . .'•'-- ^;.;^..,e:;■v^ ■.;:' ■■•^;.::--:v'"':/' ■^.,. 

Records are kept in two ofGces. ]..^'y''::]-'':,'''^-::}i:. :rl^> r . 

Amity, Aroostook county. Formerly Township Xo. 10, Range I. 
First settled 1826. Incorporated 19 March, 1836. 

Records kept at home of town clerk. First entry in records, 1834. 
Condition is good and care is taken of the records, but the record of 
births, marriages and deaths is deficient. 

Baileyville, AVashington county. Incorporated 19 Feb., 1828. 
Town clerk, John D. Lawler, Baring P. O. - 

The records are kept at home of town clerk, who has the records 
since 1836. The town clerk does not know where the earlier records 
«re, if in existence. The records are incomplete especially that of 
births, marriages and deaths. 




Baldwin, Cumberljind county. Formerly .1 part of the district, called 
Flintstown, granted to surviving soldiers in Captain Flint's company, 
of (Concord, ^lass. Fir.^t settled in 1735. Inc()r[)orated 23 Jimjc, 1602. 

Records in good condition and are kept at the clerk's office. First 
entry 30 Aug., 1802. For past thiity years, record of hirths, marriages 
and deaths complete ; previous to that date only partially so. 

Alton, Penobscot county. Formerly a part ofArgyle. Incorpor- 
ated 9 March, 1844. - " 

The records of this town are in a fair state of preservation but only 
comparatively complete ; that of births and deaths is sadly deficient. 
, The records are kept in the town clerk's office. 

Bangor, city of, Penobscot county. Formed fnmi Kcnduskeag 
Plantation Avhich had been settled by the English in 17H9. This place 
was the site of a French fort before 1656. Town of Bangor incorpor- 
ated 25 Feb., 1791 ; city of Baugor incorporated 12 Feb., 1834. 

The enrlicst entry on the records is of date of 1718. The condition 
of the records is good and with the exception of the records of births, 
marriages and deaths (which are very incomplete), quite complete. 
The records are kept in a vault. 

Barnard, Plantaticm of Piscataquis county. Taken from Williams- 
burg and incorporated as a town 8 Feb., 1834. Incorporation repealed 
in 1877. Settled about 1809. 

The records, dating from 1834, are kept at the house of the clerk, 
and are in good condition as regards preservation, but particularly of 
births, marnages and deaths, are very incomplete. 

Bath, city of, shiretown of Sagadahoc county. Formerly second 
Parish of Georgetown, which was set off in 1753. First settled about 
1657. Incorporated as a town 17 Feb., 1781. City government or- 
ganized 20 Mar., 1848. The history of Bath is now being pul)lished by 
P. M. Reed. The record of births, marriages and deaths of George- 
^ town are printed in this magazine. :; . 

- Belfast, city of, shiretown of Waldo county. Formerly a part of 
the Muscongus or Waldo Patent. First settled in 1770, by a parly 
of Scotch-Irish from Londonderry, X. H. Incorporated as a town 22 

TOWN RECORDS, MAINE. . - : | 33 

June, 1773. In 1845, a portion of the town was, with part of Prospect, 
incorporated as Searsport. City charter adopted in 1853. 

Records kept iu city vault. First entry 11 Nov., 1773. The town 
and city records are in five volumes; all but the first vohnne in good 
condition. A few leaves of the Hrst volume are torn, and otherwise 
the first volume is not in very good condition, but nearly every pnge 
is fully legible. Tiie record of marriages commences 27 Sept., 1774, 
and is supposed to be very complete. The record of births is very in- 
complete particularly for the past fifty years ; but the earlier records 
are in much better condition. First entry 1 Apr., 1773. Deaths in- 
complete up to 1858, since then nearly accurate and full. First entry, 
21 Apr., 1777. There are no records known to be missing. 

Bklgrade, Kennebec county. Formerly Washington Plantation 
which had been previously known as Prescott's, also Snow's Plantation. 
Settled in 1774. Incor!)orated 3 Feb., 1796. 

The records are ke[)t at the home of the town clerk and with the ex- 
ception of the earliest records which are r.'ipidly fading, are in a fair 
condition. First entry, 1796. The record of births, marriages and 
deaths, veiy incomplete. ■ . ■ " \^ ■'.:■; ,4^ : 

Benedicta, Aroostook county. Settled in 1834. Incorporated as a 
town 1872. No record of births, marriaires or deaths has ever been 
kept. The township is mostly Roman Catholic ; presumably the parish 
priest has a record of births, marriages and deaths. 

Blaine, Aroostook county, formerly Alva Phmtation. Incorporated 
10 Feb., 1874. Records incomplete. No record of births and deaths. 

Blanchard, Piscataquis county. First settled in 1813. Incorporated 
17 Mar., 1831. Organized 30 April, 1831. 

The records are kept at home of clerk. The records are in good 
condition and fairly complete iu all respects from the date ot organiza- 
tion. :\-:-::}c^,..^ ■ -^-ifV" :--'.:'f".'^'':''^^ V.-'-v':-. -" ■- ■ ■ '• ^-:''/^-:'^ ■■.■■ :/•:-•'"■■ ' '■' 

BowDoiNHAM, Sagadahoc county. First settled about 1656. Incor- 
porated 1762. Richmond set ofi' 10 Feb., 1823. 

Records kept in a vault in selectmen's ofiice, but unfortunately the 
first book of records was loaned to a person in town, during 1890, and 



destroyed by fire. This book covered the years 1761 to 1821. There 
Avere still earlier records of some character destroyed by fire fifty years 
ago. The remaining records, with the exception of the earliest volume 
of births, marriages and deaths, are in good condition. See No. 2, 
Vol. I, Salem Press Hist, and Gen. Record for abstracts from early 
births, marriaires and deaths. 

In the back files of the Bowdoinham Advertiser may be found many 
historical and biographical facts drawn from the old records many years 
ago by Mr. Adams. ^ 

BiiiDGE WATER, Aroostook county. Foi'med from the grants to Bridge- 
water and Portland Academies. Incorporated 2 ]Mar., 1858. : 

With the exception of the past four years, during which time jNIr. 
Perkins held the office of town clerk, the records are not only in- 
com[)lete but have otherwise been poorly kept. The record of births, 
marriages and deaths has been sadly neglected. : , 

Bhidgton, Cumberland county. Formerly called Pondicherry. First 
settled about 1770. Incorporated as Biidgton, 7 Feb., 1794. 
The various records are well kept and in good condition. 

Brookltn, Hancock county. Formerly a part of Sedgwick. Set- 
tled nlxmt 1703, although Naskeag Point had settlers as early as 1688. 
Incorporated 9 June, 1849, under name of Port Watson, which name 
was changed the following month. Records kept at house of town 

clerk. , .-^ ,,v... 

The records are in good condition and complete with exception of 
births and deaths. ' -^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ V. 

Bkooksville, Hancock county. Incorporated 13 June, 1817, be- 
ins: taken from Castine, Penobscot and Sedij^wick. The first settlement 
in town limits was probably as early as 1764. The records are kept 
at the office of the town clerk. ;.?;;.': 

The records commence in 1817 and the earlier records are in a very 
had state and those of later years not in good condition. 

(2b he continned.) 

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The Section of Primitive Ecliirioiis, Games and Folk-lore, of the De- 
partment of Elhnoh)2fy at the Columl)iaii Exposition at Chicago, contains 
a comprehensive collection of American games and parlor amusements 
exhibited by the leading mannfactureis of games in this country. 

The collection is arranged historically, and through the friendly aid 
of Mr. Milton Bradley, who has furnished notes which are embodied in 
explanatory labels, throws nmch light upon the origin and history of 
American popular amusements. It is a curious fact that many of the 
popular games were invented by women. In 1843, jNIiss Annie W. 
Abbott of Beverly, Mass., a clergy miin's daughter, otfered to Mr. Ives, 
a publisher of Salem, a card game which she called "Dr. Busby." This 
game Avas rebictantly published by ^Ir. Ives and met with an astound- 
ing success, no less than 50,000 copies being sold in the following year. 
This was the first of the card games of this character which have be- 
come enormously popuhir. It will be remembered by many of the 
parents of the present day as among the earliest games ever learned and 
possibly played first on -the sly, fearful of a reprimand should the report 
reach headquaiters that they wei'e "pla}'ing cards." 

The game of "Authors" was originated by a young man living in Salem, 
Mass., helped by some of his female acquaintances. The method of 
play was copied from Dr. Busby, but it contained an element of in- 
struction and profit not found in the older game. He took it to a local 
publisher, Mr. A. Aug. Smith, to see if he could have ten or a dozen 
packs printed, as it was too much work for him to write them. ]Mr. 
ouiith saw it was a o^oud {\un<x and told him if he would let him make 
tuem he would supply his needs gratis, to w^hich he consented. This 
^**as in the year 1861, and the sale of this sraine since has been wonder- 
"d. ]\Iany modifications and improvements of the original game are 
fhown in the department's collection. The city of Salem thus had the 



honor of publishing the first modern social games that achieved any 
considerable popuhiritj in this country. 

Soon after the publication of "Dr. Busl)y,"a teacher in a young lady's 
school in Salem devised a game of letters which has since i)ecome standard 
and popular under the various names of spelling puzzle, word making 
and word taking, war of words, anagrams, logomachy, Avords and sen- 
tences, etc. It was made as long as forty years ago, and was then 
printed on small bits of card less than half an inch square and put in 
- - round wood wafer ])oxes for Miss Eliza W, Ward, who kept a th'st-class 
school for \'oung ladies, and she probably used them in her school. 

The Mansion of Happiness, the first of American dice games like 
backgannnon, which have such a res[)ectai)le antiquity in the East, was 
published by Mr. Ives in 1847. It is understood to have been copied 
from an English game. Pachesi, which belongs to the same family 
, and has a more direct line of descent from the East, was purchased in 
18()5 from an Englishman named John Hamilton, who had lately come 
. into this country from England. The story of this game, the familiar 
East Indian Pitches! or "game of 2o" is well illustrated in the collection 
in the Ex})osition. Pachesi is played in India with cowries instead of 
dice, but an ancient dice game, called C/iausar, is also played in the 
same manner upon the same board, and, strictly speaking, it is this 
Chausar that has furnished us with our fascinating s^ame. It is not 
. surprising that the game of PacJief^i should be popular here. It has stood 
- the test of centuries and, since ihe time of the Mahabhanita when the 
Pandaras lost their sovereignty and [)ersonallibert3' to Duryodhana, owing 
"; to their passion for this play, it has shared with chess the chief place in 
the amusements of that ancient land. The inq)lements for the Indian 
:., game are placed l)eside the American board, and the long ivory Indian 
dice dotted on four sides were especially made in Lucknow for Pro- 
fessor Putnam's exhibit. ^5 

Chess has been the object of particular study in this collection. 
Through the courtesy of the Hon. C. H. Todd Crosthwaite, a very com- 
plete display is made of Indian games from the museum at Lucknow. 
Chess is shown here, the same game as is placed in Europe and the 
United States, in its Indian form from which ours was derived. Its 
- variations in China, Corea, Japan, Burmah and Siamare placed side by 
. side with the Indian game and the boards and chessmen of our own 



There are several srames in the American collection that have come 
directly from the P^ast. Mr. Bradley exhil)it.s his game of "Chuha," 
hroU2:lit to him by a missionary from equatorial Africa. African ex- 
jnn[>les of this curious game are shown with a ])()aicl from Jerusalem 
where the game is known as Mancala. The Arabs have carried it wher- 
ever they have gone, and now, alter ages of existence among savage arid 
barbarous people played in holes sco(»ped in the groimd and hollows of 
the rocks, it makes its appearance here as one of our refined tireside 
amusements. Seega is another ancient oriental game that has been re- 
vived for Amei'ican children. It was inti'odiiced into this country some 
vears since through an account published by Dr. H. Carrington Bolton, 
that indefatigable ti'aveller and collector, and now, manufactured by the 
Messrs. iNIcLaughlin of New York, is one of the last of this American 
oriental series. Indeed, the prototypes of nearly all our games are 
shown from "iialma," with its peculiar jum[)ing move which is found in 
many of the games of China, Coreaand Japan, to "go bang" which seems 
to have taken its name from the Japanese go ban or board for the game 
of go. Curiously enough, too, these eastern originals of our games Jire 
pretty much all plnyed by natives of the ditierent countries that are as- 
sembled at the Exposition. Chuba is the chief occupation of the natives 
of the Dahomey village in their hours of relaxation, and Seega is recog- 
nized by the Arabs of the Cairo street who call it Seg. Games present 
many curious problems to the ethnologists. This very game of seg lias 
its countei'part among Apache games in the collection, which was known 
to the pre-Columbian Mexicans under the name of pafoli. Mr. Tylor 
has called attention to these resemblances, and their study, for which 
80 many facilities are aiibrded in the Chicago exhibit, will no doubt 
furnish important contributions to the history of culture. 



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The name " Puritan City," first snc;- 
gested in the columns of this mac^aziue as 
a proper term to designate Salem, lias 
proved quite popular. The city of Salem 
has sent to Chicag-o for exhibit there, in 
the Kducatioual Dept., a tine collection of 
specimens of work of the Public Schools, 
comprising thirty-one volumes, handsome- 
ly bound at the Salem Pkkss, of school 
papers, and several volumes of photo- 
graphic work of the scholars. One of 
these albums is entitled "Views of the 
Puritan City." This is the tirst official use 
of the name. . 

That the prida in pure American ances- 
try (we use this term as expressing descent 
from persons settled in this country pre 
vlous to the Kevolution) is constantly 
gaining strength is shown by the growing 
interest and membership in the various 
Societies of the Revolution, Colonial so- 
cieties, etc, which is being manife-ted. 
These societies can best exert this new 
born strength in aiding the movement to 
restrict or piohibit immigration into this 
country of any but skilled and educated 
workmeu, or persons of some property. 

We expect to resume thi' publication of 
the Nurse Genealogy shortly, arrange- 
ments having been made to complete Mr- 
Ames' paper and to bring t! e genealogy 
down to the time of the Revolution. 

Many interesting historical and anti- 
quarian articles have been promised for 
our next volume. We trust that our pres- 

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ent subscribers will renew their subscrip- 
tions and Avill also endeavor to interest 
others in the mauazins. Such disinter- 
ested help IS needed to enable the pub- 
lisher to acccmplish the Avork planned for 
the present year. 

CoNSiANT Diminution in the Number 
OF BiKTiis TiiKOUGHour Euii'»PE. — Every- 
where in Europe there is a continuous and 
gradual diminution in the numl^er of 
births. Thus, in P^ngland, in 1879, there 
were 34.7 births for each 1,000 inhabi- 
tants; but in 1890 the figures were 30.2 
births for each 1,000 inhabitants, after 
having been successively 33.9 (1881), 32.5 
(1885), 30 6 (1888). 

In Belgium, in 1879, the births were 
31.5 for each 1,000 inhabitants; in 1890 
the births were but 28.7. 

In the German Empire, in 1879, the num- 
ber of births to each 1,000 inhabitants was 
38.9. In 1890 this proportion had fallen 
to 36.7. 

In Prussia proper the proportion in 1879 
w^as 39.2; it was but 36. G in 1890. Thus, 
throughout Europe, there has been an in- 
creasing diminution in the number of chil- 
dren born. 

In France, however, this decrease is 
more marked than in other countries, be- 
cause the proportion of births is lower 
than elsewhere. In 1879 there were 25 
children born for each 1,000 inhabitants; 
in 1890 the proportion was but 21.8, or a 
diminution of nearly one-sixth. 

Yet, to form a just estimate of the effect 
of this decrease of births on each country, 



vre must take into account the mortality 
of tlie country. 

The nations of Europe, for this pur- 
pose, may be divided into three groups : 
those of the south, Spain, Austria, Italy, 
even Germany, in -vvhicli countries the 
uunil^er of deaths in 1800 varied froui 32 
to 25 for eacli 1,000 inliabitants ; those of 
tlie centre, France, Belgium, Switzerland, 
of "wliich the respective proportions were 
22.01, 20.21, 20.82, for each 1,000 inhabi- 
tants ; tinally, the peoples of the north, 
England, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, 
where the respective proportion of deaths 
were 19 01, 17.91, 1G.?4, 1G.14, for each 
1,000 inhabitants. Thus it will be ob- 
served that while Frauce lias fewer births 
than any other country of Phirope, in re- 
gard to mortality she occupies an interme- 
diate position. 

The south of Enrope, contrary to the 
general opinion, has a much higher mor- 
tality than the north, especi illy fur chil- 
dren, of which the mortality comprises a 
considerable proportion of the numljcr of 
deaths in each country. 

The mortality of children in France is 
frightful, although there is no increase, 
but rather a dimimition, in tha number of 
infants which die during their first year. 
If, from ISOG to 1809, 22 per cent, of the 
new-born children died, the percentage in 
18()0 Avas but 17. ()3. and it fell to 15. 7G in 
188S, to 14.82 in 1889, while in 1890, a year 
of epidemic which did not sp.;re children, 
thr percentage was 10.77. 

"We have to admit that out of 1,100 chil- 
dren born in France, 107 die in their first 
year, and this number is altogether too 
large, notwithstanding that Bavaria loses 
312 in every 1,100, Italy 212, Switzerland 
190, Belgium 174. 

The public h3^giene of a country which, 
out of 800,000 born, loses 107,000 in their 
f-rst year, is manifestly inefficient, al- 
though enormous progress has been made 
in the last ten years.— J7. Lanrjlct, Deputy, 
*« Amiales iVIIijgihie Publique et de Med- 
^dne Legale, for Fthr nary. 

Tlie Essex Institute has issued a cata- 
logue (illustrated) of its exhibit at the 

World's Fair. The cover is from adra^v- 
ing by Searles and shows the arms of the 
municipality of Salem andthose of S[vain, 
the title 'Salem at the World's Columbian 
Exposition" appearing between. As each 
article exhibited is described and commen- 
ted upon in a note following th;^ entry, this 
catalogue is of rare interest. A list of 
other Salem exhibitors is given, with their 
locations and description of their e.\liil)its. 
The Institute will soon issue '-Columljus 
Day in Salem" telling how the day was 
observed there. 

A new edition of the Visitor's Guide to 
Salem is in press and will appear during 
the coming month. The whole of the 
large edition of 1892. 3000 copies, has 
been disposed of. Copies may be pro- 
cured of the publi.-her, Eben Pntnam, at 
the price of twenty-fioe cents or thirty- 
one cents postpaid. 

The London New'S recently printed an 
illustrated "Family Tree" of the Koyal 
Family of Gieat Britain. The p<irtraits 
of these notabilities are interesting and 
instructive. Tliere is hardly an Ameri- 
can family of position Avliich cannot show 
in an equal number of i)ersonages, a far 
nobler looking series of men or women. 

Indeed the first impression one receives 
from looking at the tifi}- odd royalties is 
"what a terribly common looking croAvd 
they are." A closer inspection reveals a 
few refined and intellectual countenances ; 
but with the exceptions of ^Vi!liam of 
German} and of some of the men Avho 
have married into the family, there is a 
great lack of handsome men and women; 
neither does one notice, except in one or 
two cas'S, any evidence of power ex- 
pressed in the features. A composite pho- 
tograph would apparently show evidenc' s 
of a good naturid, bored-to- death and 
selfish expression, with little else. 

In March we issued 10,000 copies of this 
magazine which were distributed freely 
to snch persons as it was supposed were 
interested in the field covered by the 
magazine. 1 he results of the large is- 



sue Avere very favorable and many sub- 
scribers were added to our list, which 
was encourai^tng; but far more satisfac- 
tory to the editor were the large number 
of appreciative letters received, containing 
promises of copies of records, and future 
notes of interest to our readers, from all 
parts of the country. " - r 

- We welcome items of historical interest 
from all quarters as well as articles of 
length on the same subjects The ad- 
dresses of students of genealogy, history 
or archaeology will be greatly appreciated 
by the publisher in order that copies of 
the magazine may be sent tUem for in- 

The Danvers Historical Society is soon 
to i>ub isli an account of the proceedings 
at the meeting held 20 Aprd, 1893, at 
which were present so many of the lead" 
ers in antislavery days. 

The book it is thought will make 200 
pages ; and would prove interesting to 
thousands even if not in sympatliy with 
the sweeping reforms once advocated by 
the abolitionists. 

If the same energy and unselfishness 
with which the early abolitionists worked 
in antebellum days would be reproduced 
to-day in a cru^ade against immigration, 

the country would be benefited beyond 

The recent riots in New" York and Chi- 
cago although of themselves of but little 
consequence, yet are warnings of what we 
must expect if the present course of un- 
restricted immigration is persisted in. 

The people who composed these gath- 
erings were not Americans and will never 

We called attention some months ago 
to what was inevitable in Chicago by 
autumn on account of the great nund)er of 
laborers, ignorant and of alien birth and 
education, congregated there to rush along 
the public works. 

With the subsidence of the cholera scare 
le-s is he.ird uoav about the undesira])ility 
of foreign emigration; the check given 
last year has had hardly *<iny eflVct on the 
sum total of immiirrants for the vear. The 
quality is as bad as ever. 

The Putnams residing in Chautauqua 
County, N. Y., held on Aug 22, a reun- 
ion at which were present nearly two hun- 
dred persons. The meeting Avas held at 
Long Foint and was very enjoyable. 

Allen Putnam of Cassadaga was chosen 
histoiian and it was voted to maintain an 
organisation to meet yearly. 


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brought to light and that many, searching the same fields, who otherwise would be 
unknown to each other, will l)e bronuht into communication with one another. 

All notes ii[)on subjects of interest to our i-eaders will be gratefully received and will 
be inserted in this department. AcUlress Box 2Sfi, Salem, 3Iass. 

We keep a record of Genealogies in preparation, additions to which we shall publish 
in each number. To add to tlie completeness of our list, information regarding such 
work, as also town and country histories in preparation, is solicited. 

w-^--^r:' '---■■-,':: ---^^^^^^^ . queries. . :;:-:.-. yv:,: ■ ■:;■■--:':.:-.■.;•';■,. 

12. Biiowx. — Was Andrew or Allison 
the correct name of the father of Eliza- 
beth Brown, wife of Matthew Libby? The 
Krownis were of Scarboro, Me. 

13. Lawrence.— Major Eleazer, born 
1G74, died 1754 ; married Elizabeth, who 
died 29 June, 17G1, aged 82. Who was 
his wife? '■* ••' ■ '^^ -^-.5"-: - r"4'':;V: ■'.■':: - :4" 

14. Fahxum. — Of Andover. Is anyone 
engaged in looking up this family? 

15. Jellison.— Olive, born at Scituate 
or Kennebunk ; died at the age of 80 or 90 
years; married Ebeuezer AVork who was 
born about 1722. Can anyone give any in- 
formation concerning the Jellison family? 

17. PuRiNGTON.— -Mary, married Tay- 
lor Small of Ilarpswell, Me. and died about 
1835. He was born about 1745. Informa- 
tion wanted of both him and his wife. 

: 19. Welch.— Capt. William of George- 
town, Me.; died at Kichmond, Me., 1844, 
aged 93. His wife was Molly Smith who 
lUed about 1844, aged 8G. She is said to 

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have had a brother in Boston, a merchant. 
To what family did William belong? Also 
his wife? •■.':'■: . ■ 

20. Newtox. — Wanted: the origin and 
ancestry of Mary Newton, born in Hamil- 
ton, Mass., about 17SS. She married about 
1810. George Davis, an Englishman, had 
two sons, George and John. She died in 
Salem, Mass., May, 18(J8. Did any of her 
ancestors serve in the Revolution? 

Please reply to Mrs. Geohge C. Night- 
ingale, Jr., 
. 54 North Main St., 

_: ; Providence, K. I. 

21. A''ouNG. — Can any one give infor- 
mation of the parents of Joseph Young? 
He was the first organist after the Revo- 
lution, at St. Peter's church, Salem. 

IVIrs. George C. Bosson, 

Reading, Mass. 

22. W^iiiTE. — Savage says "Benjamin 
White was of Roxbury and died at Brook- 
line, Jan. 9,1723; that he married '-perhaps 
at Ipswich" Susanna Cogswell, etc. Who 




were the parents of this Benjamin Wliite? 
and Avhat of his wife Susannu":' What 
became of tiieir daughter Ann, born July 
4, 1G85? 

28. Jewktt. — Thadclons, Imrn al^ont 
1730 to 1750. Wliere "was lie born and 
when? He is snpposed to be of the 
Rowley family but may have gone to Con- 

W. K. Jkweti, 

'^ ^ '' ' Bridgeport, Conn. 

29. AMESP.LiiY, AVest Amesuuky. Ja- 
MACO, MEituiMACK. — Copics of early rec- 
ords, extracts from the same, early epi- 
taphs, "will be gladly welcomed by the 
editor of tliis magazine, for the purpose 
of printing in tliese pages ; also records of 
any of the towns now in New Hampshire 
wliich formerly belonged to Massacliu- 
setts. .• ; . ..•;;.;:■, 

30. vSiBi50i;x.— Savage mentions John 
Sebborn of Boston, Avho with wife ^lary 
joined church 10 Aug., IGU. They had a 
daughter Mary and Deborah baptized 
1 May, 1C4G, and l^lizabeth bapt. 11 Aug., 
164 + . Did Elizabeth marry 8 July, 10(30, 
Thomas Fariiam of Andover. If so, she 
died 2G Aug., icsa. What became of this 
Sibborn family? 

32. ToHUEY. — Can anyone tell the names 
of the parents of lihoda and Horace Tor- 
rey who were born about 1740, and lived 
in county ^Vindham, Conn. ; probably in 
Pomfret, Killingly or Thompson? Khoda 
Torrey marrieil a Mr. Woodward; his 
christian name unknown. 

v33. White.— Information wanted of 
the descendants of Jonathan White, jr., 
who was born in Lancaster, iNIass., Mar. 
12, 1740. Graduated at Harvard CoUeire, 
1763, went to Vermont about 177»i-7. 
: Also the descendants of Jonathan White, 
born in Pittslield, N. II., 1780; married a 
-Miss Clark: reuiovedto Maine about 1830, 

with four sons : Mortimer, Josiah, Frank, 

and More Clark White, and two daughters 

names not known. . 

M. L W. 

31. LoAv. — N'atlianicl Low of Ipswich' 
Mass., married Abigail Riggs, July 15, 
1722; she died Auir. i\, 1774, aa-ed 72 vears. 
Their children were: (1) Abigail (2) Mary 
(3) Rachel (4) Nathaniel (5) Dorothy 
(6) Lois (7) Eunice (8) Elizabeth (0) 
John (10) Edward. 

Will some of j^our readers please give 

me the christian name of the father, and 

the maiden name of the mother of the 

above Nathaniel Low, and the dates of his 

children's births and who and when they 

married? . 

Warren Ladd, 

Dee. 31, 1892. New Bedford. 

35. Thornily. — Samuel Thornily mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Col. Israel and 
granddaughter of Gen. Israel Putnam. 
Wanted date of marriage and death of ]\Ir. 
& Mrs. Thornily. Names of their chil- 
dren with dates of birth, death, marriage, 
etc. Also parentage and date of birth 
of Samuel Thornily. 

30.— Joel Craig, married Eliza- 
beth, sister of Sarah above. The same 
are wanted concerning this family as facts 

37. Mayo. — Daniel Mayo, married 
Mary, sister of the above Sarah. Same 
facts desired as in the tAVO preceding- 

38. RedinG"! ox. —Daniel Kedington mar- 
ried in 1'opsfield INlarch 23, lOSO, Elizabeth 
Davidson. Jacob Kedington, their son, 
married in Topsfield, Nov. 12, 1719, Eliza- 
beth Hubbard. Wanted the parents of 
Elizal)etl» Davidson and Elizabeth Hub- 

Hakry Ro<;ei!S. 

424 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

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Yorkshire County Magazine. July. 


Kiciiard Serviensis, Bisltop ; Tennyson 
and Molderby ; Hawnhy Parish Register, 
t, l(i54-1705; Ilolderness Village Churches; 
Atkinson Pedigree; Sykcs Pedigree: Hull 
Nonconformist Church HoU, 1(3-13-1710; 
Vork Gaoler, U37 ; Yorkshire Biographies : 
\V. Wood, Esq. ; PatrinL'^ton Altar; John 
Carr; Helangh Priory; Thomas de 
• Thorner; WadworLh Family, Ilorsfall; 
■Notices of NeAv Books. 

The New York GenealogicaP and 
Biographical Record. Jnly, 1803. 
• Antoine L'Espenard, the French Hugue- 
not of New liochelle, and some of his De- 
scendants, Darling; Reformed Dutch 
Church, New York, B:iptisms ; Peter 
Alricks of the Amsterdam Colony, IJan- 
U'lh ; The Schuermans of Nev,' York, 
IVyitLoop ; Abstracts of Bi"Ookhaven(L. I.) 
Wills in Surrogate's office. New York, 
Pe'.t'f ; Gerrit H. Van Wagenen, Belts; 
Original patent of Saghtekoos nanour, 
Thompson ; Book Notices. 

The Virginia Magazine of History 
and Biography. July, 18'.>3. 
Diary of Capt. John Davis: Letters of 
William Fitzhugh ; I'roclamations of 
Nathaniel Bacon ; List of Officers, Sailors, 
«ind Mariners of the Virginia Navy in the 
American Revolution: Speech of Sir AVil- 
liam Berkelej% and Declaration of the 
Assembly, March, 1051 ; Abstracts of Vii- 
ginia Land Patents. 

Iowa Historical Record. July, 181)3. 
Hon. John Abbot Parvin ; Judge EdAvard 
Johnstone; St. Anthony's Church, Daven- 
port, Iowa; The naming of Lee County; 
Heport of Exercises at the Unveiling of 
the Portrait of Sanmel J. Kirkwood at 
the State Capitol in l)es Moines; Some 
Tornadoes in Iowa; Pioneer days in Ply- 
>nouHi Countv. . ^., 

The Pennsylvania Magazine of His- 
tory and Biography. July, 1893. 
Journal of .Maj. Isaac Poach, 1812-1824, 
Archer; British and Auierican Prisoners 
of War, 1778, Fonl ; Hamilton, Hamilton; 
^lexican War Battle Flags presented to 
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; 
Colonel Charles Bead, Leach; Letter of 
Thomas Mathews to George Fox, 1G83; 
Sketch of Dr. John Gottlieb Morris, sur- 
geon of Armand's First Partisan Legion, 
Morris ; Letter of Rev. William Smith to 
James Wilson, Esq., on Elections, Mnrris ; 
The Washington Ancestry— a suppleuient- 
ary notice, NeiU ; American Politics Dis- 
cussed in Counnercial Letters, 1704-170(3. 
Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 
Baptisms, 170i)-17G0, llildehurn. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical 

Recorder. April, 1803. 

Samuel Emerson Smith, Smith; Nor- 
ridgewock marriages, (y'reen ; Resolutions 
passed in Biddeford, 1774, Goodale ; In- 
scriptions from Old Burial Ground, St. 
John, N. 15. ; Eastern claims, Monre ; First 
Cong. Church, Biddeford. Jleserve ; Wearc 
Family, Banks; Historical Excerpta, Bax- 
ter; History of Windham, BoOye. 

Collections and Proceedings of the 

Maine Historical Society. July, 

1893. ^ . . - • 

Fordyce, Barker, Th/Z/of /The Transient 

Town of Cork, Thnyer ; The Mission of 

Father Rasle as Depicted by Himself, 

C%immin(js ; Christopher Levett, the First 

Owner of the Soil of Portland, Ikirler; 

Sketclies of Lives of Early Elaine Mini>- 

ters, Williams. 

Proceedings of the Worcester Soci- 
ety of Antiquity, for the year 

Universal Language, Ifutchins; The 
Early Ministry of IMendon. Chu-k; John 
Jack, the Slave, and Daniel Bliss, the Tory, 

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Tolman; Some Accoiinl of the Harding- 
Bible, Chose; My Academic Recollections 
of the Rev. Tliomas Hill, Meriam ; The 
Days of the New Enirland Primer, Titus ; 
George William Curtis and his Antece- 
dents, CJiamherlniv. 

Dedhain Historical Register. JvAy, 


The Powder House, illustration ; Schools 
and Teachers, Dedhani. Slafler ;T\\q, Xmas 
Diary, Extracts, Baker: Dedham in the 
Rebellion, Lathrop ; AYrentham, ])irtlis; 
rirst Pai'ish in ])ed]iam, records, Clark; 
Daniel Whiting, Davenport; Needham 
epitaphs. Greenwood. ; . , ,. 

The Genealogist. J?r/^, 1893. 

The Ancient Earls of Leicester, Wat- 
son ; Dowager Lady Fleming, Bain ; 
Oliver Cromwell and his "Stuart" Decent, 
JRonnd ; Notes on the Genealogy of Ex- 
elby of London, Herts, etc., Eshelby ; 
Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls, WrottesJy ; 
Poynton and AVytllesbury pedigree, Poyn- 
ton ; Extracts from tlie Burial Register of 
Combes, Kaynes andWool, communicated, 
Smith ; Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, 
with additions. Clay; Inquisitiones post 
mortem, temp., Henry VIII to Charles 
I ; Transcript of the Parish Register of 
Ollerton, Co. Notts, communicated, 3Iar- 

American Anthropologist. July, 

?;: ■ Last Town Election in Pompeii ; 
An Archaeological Study of Roman Mu- 

nicipal Politics based on Pompeian AVali 
Inscriptions, ]VelUnr/ ; Are the Maya 
Hieroglyphs phonetic? Thoma-< ; The 
ColumI)ian Historical Exposition in 
^ladrid, Iliujh ; Some Mythic Stories of 
the Yuchia Indians, Gatschet ; Recent 
Archeologic Find in Arizona, Mooney ; 
A Central American Ceremony which 
suggests the Snake Dance of the Tusayau 
Villagers, Fevlces ; On the Evolution of 
the Art of Working in Stone, a prelimi- 
nary paper, j\[cGuire ; Further Notes on 
Indian Child Language, Chamberlain ; Pre- 
historic Irrigation in Arizona, Hodije. 

American Antiquarian and Oriental 

Journal. July, 1893. 

The Age of the Mound-Builders, 
(T«(^r/;?ier; Blackfoot Star ]Myths, Wilson; 
Legend of Cumberland Mountains, Wat- 
kins ; iNIounds and Relics in Manitol^a, 
Bell ; Language the Scientitlc Basis of An. 
thropology. Hale ; Photographs and Rock 
Paintings of the Soutli-west, Gunckel ; 
Ethnographic Religions and Ancestor 
Worship, Feat; The Palestine Explora- 
tion Fund, Wrigltt ; The Old and the New 
at the AY oriel's Fair. „;. 

English Historical Review. Jidy, 

1893. - ■■-'/■' 

Legal Execution and Land Tenure, 
Jenks; The Taxes of the Pjpal Peniten- 
tiary, Lea ; The Spanish Armada and the 
Ottoman porte, Fears; The Royal Navy 
under Charles I, Oirpenheim ; Anton Giu- 
dely. Ward; Notes and Documents. 



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Jllii.stration : , /. " • ^ 

The Pillsbiiry House, Newburyport. • , ;\ 

\. An Old I-Iome and iis Romance. By Emily A. GetcJiell^ , 

; II.' Genealogy of the Whipples of Ipswich for five Generations. 
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' " Old homesteads sacred to all that can :'■•:■', -' ? 

Gladden or sadden the heart of man, . : r-^ ' K 

. . Over whose thresholds of oak and stone, ■ T - ; M ;- 

Life and death have come and <^one I ; '■ '^':'i'''-r:~'^^^'^'-' ':'■'. 

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~] T see it all like a chart unrolled, ;'.';■: ii: 

But mj" thonghts are full of llie past and old, . . •• ^ :: ^ 
I hear the tales of my boyhood told; ;. 

And the shadows and shapes of early days ".v 

' ' > Flit dimly l)y in the veiling haze. r " ^. ' ' ' ' ■ " ' " ' 

. ■ ..- ..,, ;,:, —Whittier. -z^;: ^';" :-"■■'■■;•/■.. ;,^.^:;^\/-^^^ 

' . • We may build more splendid habitations, ''.: :'''^-'' ^■■■'' .'':'' '/-:y '■-'[/' ''■ 

Fill our rooms witli paintings and with sculptures, i- ,,;,'.: i;i » r 

'V But we cannot . , * .'\^ \-\,. ,;. ' ;■7; 

Buy with gold the old associations. :■ ,■- . > .. 

' ' ■ ' ■ ; , . .•;— Longfellow. > ■ , 

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I have considered the days of old and the years that are passed. v .^ 

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It stands :i little off from the hustliiii'' hiijliwav from which it is sen- 
.•U'lited by lichen-covered stone walls and fences, with grassy spaces 
surrounding it, starred in the springtime with dandelions and daisies, 
and shadowed here and there with knarled and knotty old apple trees. 
Not facin<T^ the thorouo^hfare, l)ut turned almost at rioht angles from it 
as if indifferent to the claltei* and rush of this nineteenth-centurv life, 
SO absorbed in its own memories it recks not the passac^e of seasons 
which make its. weatherworn sides more and more gray and cruml)ling 
and its timbers bend from the firm lines they once knew. 

The days when these timbers were l)r()ught fi'om their native forests, 
to make strong and comel}^ the dwelling a young lover was rearing for 
his bride, saw AVilliam and Mary u])on the throne of England, the 
Bourbon lilies in all their pride waving from the Gulf of St. Lawrence 
to the Mississippi, while the slender straggling line of English settle- 
ments were a mere frinn^e alonj^- the Atlantic seaboard. 

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when the town of Newbury was in its infancy, a little hamlet lying in 
its woodlands with the rongh lonely roads stretching ont in various di- 
rections uniting it with neighbor settlements, — lived Edward Rawson, 
gentleman; town clerk of Newbury from 1638 to 1650, and afterwards 
a man prominent in the allairs of the Massachusetts Bay colony. 

He was Secretarv under Gov. John Endecott, and his name fi<2:ures 
prominently in the persecution of the Quakers under the rule of that 
stern Puritan. 

Mr. Whit- 
tier's prose 
and verse 
have contrib- 
uted largely 
to immortal- 
ize his share 
in the doing 
of that rough 
time, for 
which see 
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So nth wick," 
"The King's 
Missive," and 
the charming 
story of New 
England life 
two hundred 
years ago, 
" I^I a r n <*i ret 
Smith's Jour- 

acres of land in Newl)urv, and the two had d()ul)tless small difficulty in 
making a bargain, or perhaps more truly an exchange, as Pillsbury 
paid down only a small sum in cash for his new home, the remainder of 
the purchase money being in the form of security which family tradition 
states was real estate in Dorchester. .. - 

The following is the text of the deed of sale : - 

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Kawson re- 
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Dorchester in 
1650. There 
he seems to 
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Newbury in New England, Gent., for & in Consideration of One 
hundred poundes paid In' William Peelshury of Dorchester yeoman in 
hand fifteen poundes and by Security bearing date with these presents 
in maimer & forme to l)e paid as in the Same more largely ap[)eareth 
Have Given Granted bargained Sd Sold & by these presents doe give 
grant bargain and Sell unto ve Said AVm Peelsbury & his heirs all 
that m}'' dwelling house as it is Situated in Newbury with forty acres 
of upland be it more or less to ye Same adjoyuing with Garden & 
fences to ye same belonging as it is now encompassed about with the 
Comon at one End the hi^fhwav at the other John Pemberton land and 
the land of Henr}^ Sewall junr. of one side and the land of \Ym. Elnsly 
on the other side with Tenn acres of meadow, taking it in any One place 
of ye sd Rawson's meadow together with ye bushes to be accounted 
part from ye Sides of ye upland to ye river with liberty for Comonage 
For Tenn Cowes, pt of ye sd Pawson's liberty in the Cow Comon & so 
proportionable privilege if Ever the Comon be stinted in all other the 
Cow Connnon as in the Towne booke of Newbury is granted to ye Said 
Rawson to Have & Hold all the above mentioned premises to him the 
Said AVm. Pilsbeiy & his heirs forever from the day of ye Date 
hereof & the Said Edward Kawson doth hereby Engage to AVarrantize 
the Sale of all the above mentioned premises against all men Whatso- 
ever Clayming in by from or under him his heirs or assigns forever 
in AA^itness Whereof I have Hereunto Set my hand & Scale This 

thirteenth day of December, 1651. 

? Edward Raavson & a scale. 

Signed, Sealed and delivered in the 

presence of us ■--- \/'^.- -■--■-•^:"":v,"yi-;'' / 

Anthony Stoddard . , ';; 

John AViswall. 

Entered and recorded 3 January 1651. 

Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

This Deed of Sale was acknowledged by Mr. Edward Rawson to be 

bis act and deed to ye use of AVilliam Pillsbery whereunto Mrs. Rachel 

Rawson ye wife of ye sd Edward Rawson gave fall Consent hereunto & 

renounced all right of Dowry hereunto this first of ye 11th mo. 1651 

before me 

William Hibbins. 

Examd. Stephen Sewall, Reg'r. 

Essex Deeds, Book 13, Leaf 94. 

50 AN OLD HOMK AND ITS KOMANCE. '...'■ .,-^^-::X':.-^,<-[':^" 

Considering: the severity of the New EnirhuKl winters und the diffi- 
cult roads, William Pillslnirv with his family and household goods could 
hardly have been settled in their new liome before late in the following 
spring. I have often tried to })icture to mj^self their slow weary jour- 
ney through the wilderness over the road laid out aloug the coast in 
1638, and wondered how many days they were on the way ; and, stand- 
ing on the spot where my grandfather considered the original house 
must have stood, have stretched my imagination to the utmost in mak- 
ing a mental picture of that home and its surroundings. 
V Not the faintest tradition remains as to whether they had any or near 
neighbors. It would seem, however, that in course of time Pooi's, Top- 
pans, Titcomlis, Atkinsons and others took up their abode in the sur- 
roiindinii; rei»ion, so their first loneliness was diminished. 

Their place of worship was what is now known as the First Church in 
Newbury, about two miles away along the winding, forest-bordered 
road which connected the upper settlement witii the lower, and in 1669^ 
the town was stirred to its limits and beyond by the ecclesiastical diffi- 
culties existing in Mr. Noyes' meeting. The pot had been bubbling: 
for four years and now boiled ov^er. 

■ The contest turned upon that vital question in church and state, In 
whose hands is the power of government rightly lodged ? Ought, or 
ought not, the majority to govern? The whole church and town were m 
a very excited and unbrotherly frame of mind on account of a real, or 
supposed, infringement of their rights and privileges as men and Chris- 
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The church was divided into two parties : one called i\Ir. Parker's or 
the minister's ; the other, Mr. Woodman's, from Mr. Edward Woodman, 
a man of influence, tinnness and decision. To the latter William Pills- 
bury and his eldest son, Job, belonged. 

Mr. Parker's party held that the minister was all supreme in matters 
of doctrine. "The church was to be carried, not to carry; to be sub- 
ject, not to govern." .-- 

Mr. Woodman's party declared this to be flat tyranny, and that Mi\ 
Parker was fain to set up a prelacy and have more power than the pope. 

So the dispute raged until the business was taken into the courts for 
the civil authority to decide. Their verdict was against Mr. Woodman's 
party, the members of which were fined sums varying as it would seem 
according to their individual prominence. William and his son were 
fined a noble each, equivalent to six shillings and eight pence. 

AN OLD HOME AND ITS HO:\rANCE. y''''''^:''f^'5V 

A full account of this ei)is()(le may be found in Coffin's History of 
Xewbury. ^ . 

At his death, in 168G, William Pillshury left the liome farm to his eldest 
sou, Jol). Joh in turn divided it between his two sons Daniel and Jo- 
siah, the former of whom soon i)ought out the latter and held the whole 
in his own hands. 

Job in his will dated August, 1716, gives his "share in the new house 
to my son Daniid, and my old house and the sho[) to my son Josiah." 

eJndoiuir from the foundation of a chimncv discovered in diiziiinii' post 
holes for a new fence, my grandfather formed the opinion that the " old 
house'' above mentioned must have stood on that s})ot ; while the '^»ew 
house" was the one whose history T am relatinii", placed twenty feet or 
more distant, and which my gi'andfather always affirmed was built four 
years before his ixreat-oi'audfither was born, the said oreat irrandfather 
being Joshua, eldest son of Daniel and Sarah (Alleu) Pillsbury, born 
11 Februai'v. 1704; thus tixin:>- the date of erection as A. D. 1700. 

It consisted of a chimney ten feet square in the ceutre, a room twen- 
ty feet square on either side, with chambers the same size above them, 
and lastly an attic. The sides of the house were covered like the roof 
with shingles painted red, while the windows, fauiily tradition states, 
were originally diani()nd-[)aned. The frout yard was open to the road, 
tlie family woodpile rose before the further front windows, the well was 
in line with it a little distance away tVoiu the house. My grandfather 
has told me that the first well duix was never stoned, and so after the 
lapse of a few years caved in, wheu a second well was sunk in a more 
workmanlike manner just where the large old a[)pletree now stands, 
near the angle of the fence next, the road. This remained until 1809 
when mv ureat-iirand father tilled it u}) and . duu' the well in use at 

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The domicile must have been a quaint lookins: affiur standi nii' bv the 
lonely winding road, which could have been little better than a cart- 
track, a veritable outpost of civilization, its nearest and only neighi)ors 
I)ein2: Samuel Poore's house at the foot of what is now \Yoodland street, 
and Jacob 'J'oppan's house on Toppan's lane. 

Joshua Pillsbury, son of Daniel and Sarah, married in 1731, Mary, 
daughter of Abiel Somerby, the parish clerk of the First Religious So- 
ciety of Newbury[)()rt, and great-granddaughter of Anthony Somerby, 
the tirst schoolmaster of Newbury, lie seems to have bi'ouoht his bride 


home to his l*athLn'\s house and set up housekeeping on the opposite side 
of the chimney from his parents. Four sons and three daughters came 
one after another to bh)om around their table. 

How these large families managed to bestow themselves by night it 
is hard to conceive. My grandmother has told me that it was usual to 
put four beds in each of the chambers. The saying, "As thick as three 
in a bed," must have had its origin about that time. 

Joshua was a prosperous man and able to put his money into the ven- 
tures of the day. He was one of the original proprietors of the town of 
Boscawen, N. H., owning hirge tracts of land there and in the adjoining- 
township of AVarner. He also owned land in Maine in the vicinity of 
Saco and Biddeford, and doubtless was in the habit of sending his sons 
to look after his property, as his second son Joshua, Jr., born 1738, 
brought home a bride behind him on a pillion from one of these excur- 
sions, in 1704 — Rebekah Witham of Pepperellboro'. 

His younger brother Samuel had married the preceding year, 1763, 
Mary, daughter of Kent the maltster, and had made a home where the 
silver factory now stands near the foot of Oakland street. 

Again there was upheaval and moving in the home-nest and Joshua 
and Rebekah set up their household goods in the room nearest the road. 

Little ones came to them as rapidly as in the preceding generation, 
and when with the birds and flowers of the summer of 1782, the mater- 
nal prophecy came for the ninth time to the busy mother, she took 
comisel with her husband that some room for overflow must be provid- 
ed, and so in the intervals of harvesting' the two story L at rii^ht angles 
to the main house was built, and here little Mollie Pillsbury first saw the 
light in January, 1783. She was the youngest of six sisters, Sally, Re- 
bekah, Lois, Eunice and Phebe, being her seniors. I often picture to 
myself my great-great-grandmother and her daughters busy about the 
household duties of the day. The large room with its low ceiling, 
whitewashed walls, unpainted woodwork, and sanded floor ; I hear the 
whirr of the spinning-wheel, the clatter of the loom ; and the great back- 
log sends a shower of crackling sparks up the chimney's wide black 
throat as my ancestress rakes out a bed of live coals in which to set the 
Dutch oven that holds a cake for the noonday meal. Suddenly a dis- 
cordant steam whistle from locomotive or tug boat dispels my visions 
and brings me back to the nineteenth century. 

The times that tried men's souls durin^f the struirsrle for American 



Indopcndence left their niiirk on the dwellers in the old house, for when 
the echo of the " shot heard round the world" resiched Newbur}^ two 
companies of minute-men started for Cambridge, one of which luider 
the command of Capt. Moses Little, shows on its muster roll the names 
of Joshua Pillsbury, pi-ivate, togetlier with his cousin, Timothy Pills- 
hury, as lieutenant. His brother Samuel appears to have joined the army 
at a later period, as I find among the Revolutionary Eolls at the Mass. 
State House a muster roll of Capt. Stephen Jenkins' company in Col. 
Jacob Gerrish's regiment, sent to the army of His Excellency General 
Washington, Oct., 1779, containing the names of Moses Pillsbury, ser- 
geant and Jonathan and Samuel, privates. They enlisted Oct. 14, 1779. 

Samuel left a young wife and five children at home, and a sixth was 
added during his absence in the army; family tradition asserts that 
they were very poor, which is highly probable. For many months dur- 
iajr the year 1780 nothing was heard from the father and he was i^iven 
up for dead, when to the great joy of his family he returned with a tale 
of adventure which deliizhted more than one «:eneration, and which his 
posterity repeat with pride to this day. 

Let us picture him lighting his battles over again by the fireside of 
ills aged parents in the old house under the hill. v 

'Tis an autumn ni^ht at the close of the Revolution. The flames from 
the high-piled logs leap merrily up the throat of the Santa Claus chim- 
nev and li2:ht a semicircle of earnest, listenins: faces from the Sfrandsire 
of fourscore to the babe in its mother's arms. Sally, the eldest daugh- 
ter, the promised bride of young Enoch Couch of Boscawen, is busy 
^vith her wheel, for her wedding day is not far ofi' and she must carry a 
goodly plenishing with her when she leaves her father's house. 

Rebekah and Lois, the next sisters, are plying their knitting 
needles, for winter is coming on and there are many feet to cover. 

Daniel and Joshua, sturdy lads in their teens, drink in their uncle 
Sanmel's words and make a series of pinches the safety-valve for their 
excitement. And he tells them the fresh and soul-stirring tale of the 
toils and sufi'erings of the Continental army, familiar to every student 
"f history in these days, but a wonderful interlude to those secluded 
lives, while the personal experience of one innocently connected with 
*he immortal treason of Benedict Arnold makes the narration still more 
thrilling. He relates ho\v he and his companions rowed General Ar- 
'iol«l from West Point to the strange ship lying down the river, and liow 
^<> their terror and dismay they were forcibly detained on board and 
'^^I'lied prisoners to New York. / 


Of his interviews with the British commanders, and how the sight of 
their gold pieces and the thought of the want and privation at home 
seemed almost too much, sometimes, for his patriotism ; but he had 
come back with clean hands, God be thanked ! 

A low murmur passes round the circle ; the wheel and the knitting- 
pins are at rest and the boys forget to pinch each other. The Avind 
sweeps with a roar down the chimney where the great back-log has 
fallen asunder and the brands fly out upon the hearth. It is nine 

" Henceforward, listen as we will, .,;;■;. 

Tlie voices of that hearth are still; - v J ^^ ' . ■ 

' ■ •- Look where we may, the wide eartli o'er, ^ -V y , : ;., 

Those liglited faces smile no more. ■ ; : '''^^ - 

We tread the paths their feet have worn, '. - r 

"We sit beneatli tlieir orchard trees, 
' , We hear, like them, the hum of bees ; ' V '. \ ' . . 

And rustle of the bladed corn; ^''-^^'^-^^''^^z:'- ^'■- ''■:-■■:■■■■['■:■:''■■■'' ^ '..■■ ■ 

/ _ . We turn the pages that they read, ../ . : A /^-^ 

Their written words we linger o'er, ^ ,. .,;,.:•.:-.. 

But in the sun they cast no shade. 

No voice is heard, no sign is made, ■ ' 

No step is on tlie conscious floor I" - v ^ ' - - ; 

' Ten years and more pass away. The grandparents ai*e resting side 
by side on the breezy summit of the Burying-hill. Sons and daughters 
have gone out from the fireside one by one to make them new homes of 
their own ; but a new and darker shadow has settled down over the 
hearthstone. The woeful burden of a disordered brain rests on the 
father, and he sits through the long hours of the day in the chimney 
corner turning the worn pages of his Bible as if to find some refuge from 
the demon of doubt that possesses him ; lingering longest over that 
strange Shemitic poem of the chieftain of Uz and his three friends, des- 
pite the advice of his wife, who bids him lay to heart David's psalms 
rather than Job's sighs and lamentations. 

From the stories repeated to me a])out my great-great-grandmotiier, 
I think she spoke from her own experience as regarded the Psalms, and 
must have been a woman of fortitude and^tronii' common sense. 
-' Surely both were tried to the utmost when her son, Joshua, who was 
her right hand in the trouble that had fallen upon her husband, came 
home from the market place one day and announced thathis sweetheart, 
Betsy Wood, had been taken with the small pox and he was going to 
the pest-house with her to take care of her. 
rrs; We of this present time can form no idea of the terror and loathing 

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connected with the name of small-pox a century ago. PLiwthorne in his 
story of "Grandfather's Chair," makes reference to it, and in Kev. Syl- 
vester Judd's story of " Margaret," is a like reference and also some 
description of what a pest-house in the olden time used to be. . 

Mention is made in Coffin's History of Newbury of pest-houses in two 
different localities. My grandfather has told me that the one to which 
his father and mother went was at or near the foot of Toppan's Luie ; 
and that year the cases of the disease being especially numerous, an 
overflow hospital was established in a farmhouse on the borders of West 
Newbury, to which place my great-grandparents were assigned. 

They had the phigue lightly and showed but slight traces of it in later 
years. Are the young men plentiful nowadays who would dare so much 
for their lady-loves? 

Again a period of time passes over the old house. The sad ejes of 
the father which looked so lonir throusfh the darkened j^^lass have seen 
face to face for many a year. The mother lives in the happiness of her 
children, for Joshua and Betsy long ago took each other for better as 
M'ell as worse, and three sons and four dauohters have blest their union. 
It is a pleasant evening in the springtime ; the door stands partly open 
and there only a few coals among the ashes on the hearth. A little com- 
pany of friends and neighbors are seated with the family in decorous 
silence, while in their midst the young minister of the recently-gathered 
church close by, Eev. James Miltimore, lifts up his voice in prayer and 

A fever of emigration is agitating the communit}^ and on the morrow 
Joshua Pillsbury with his family and household goods start for a new 
home on a farm in Boscawen in the far off wilderness of New Hamp- 
shire, an undertaking as serious to the contented dwellers of those days 
as a journey to Alaska now. So the minister, without whose counte- 
nance hardly any enterprise was begun three-quarters a century ago, 
has been called in for a farewell blessing, and with strange appropriate- 
ness addresses them from the text, " If Thy presence go not ivltJi tis 
carry us not iqy thence,^' With the morrow's coming the teams are load- 
ed up, the old mother bids them a sorrowful adieu, and away they go up 
the winding High street, full of hope for the future but destined never 
to return as tliey have irone forth. In a little more than two years the 
father is laid to rest under the shadow of the New Hampshire hills to be 
followed in a few short years by his widow ; while of the scattered band 

56 . \, AN OLD HOME AND ITS ROMANCE. : - f-^•0 

of children only two or three find tlieir way back to the paternal honie. 

And now^ there comes a new dispensation, for young David Emery, 
with his bride, pretty, spirited Sally Smith, from Crane-neck hill, have 
rented the farm for the purpose of opening a house of public entertain- 
ment, and a mansion of hospitality it truly })roves to be. The L next 
the street had recently been added for a kitchen, w'ith a shed for baiting 
attached, and jMis. Emery had told me of the many dinners she has 
cooked over its fire-place. 

IIow many feet have trodden the threshold of the bar-room on er- 
rands of pleasure or business? What animated political discussions, 
what merry stories recounted, round the great peat tire on the 
hearth ! 

Emery's tavern in Xew-bury soon came to be a well-known hostlery 
between Portsmouth and Boston. Mrs. Emery relates that she often 
counted as many as twenty wagons covered with their white tilts stand- 
ing drawn up along the side of the road near the house. 

One UiOniing the family learned to their horror that a certain heav- 
ily loaded vehicle wdiich had stood directly opposite during the night 
carried nothing less than a large consignment of gunpow^der. After 
that the contents of Avagons stopping for ji halt w^ere more carefully en- 
quired into. 

The war of 1812 was under full headw^iy at this date and w\'is very 
unpopular in all the New England states, more especially the seaport 
towns, hence smuggling in every form was freely carried on and winked 

Emery's tavern was a noted depot and safe deposit for the illicit trade, 
and often and again every hiding-place in the house and barns would be 
filled w^ith contraband articles. 

One summer afternoon tw'o gentlemen came riding up to the door, 
and on their dismounting^ Mrs. Emery recoirnized to her irreat alarm 
two custom house officials, Mr. Cross and Mr. Whitmore ; came they 

Sending Guy, the sharp-witted houseboy wqth a hurried woi'd of Avai'u- 
ing to seek his master, the hostess advanced to receive her unwelcome 
visitors, and ushering them into her private parlor proceeded to set out 
the best the house afforded, enhancing the entertainment with all the 
wit and woman's wile of which she was mistress. It may readily be 
understood how in occasionarpauses in the conversation her anxious 


eves stole furtive Hances from the wiiiclow toward the areat barns in 
full view, behind whose closed doors she knew her husband and the 
hired men were loadin<.,^ the wagons with all speed and driving otftoward 
West Newbury. Aiter spending what must have seemed a very long 
hour to their entertainer the gentlemen made their adieux and rode away 
<riving no sign. Mrs. Emery could then draw a breath of relief and 
tr}^ in vain to conjecture the reason of their visit ; but she never 

I would refer all those to whom I would fain hold up a picture of 
those days, to the "Reminiscences" of the hostess told at ninety years. 
The venerable ntirrator's graphic description outstrips my halting 
pen. '■-■^■'■" 

The sunny room at the further end of the house, added in 1795, with 
its woolen carpet and old-fashioned l)ed covered with an an- 
cient patch counterpane, was her })rivate [)arlor where she entertained 
the custom house officers on the memorable visit of which she deliii^hted 
to tell. In this room Mr. John Tracy, brother of Patrick, loved to sit 
of an afternoon and relate his Revolutionary experiences ; and here the 
parties of young people who had walked up from town for a game of 
bowls and early afternoon tea, lingered for an hour exchanging repartee 
and badinage with their entertainer. 

At that time and for many years previous, what is now a grassy lawn 
before the house was a dusty, open dooryard through which teams and 
horsemen could approach the very door. 

The stout iron hook projecting from the wall near the doorpost was 
very convenint to fling a bridle over. - ; - :^ 

The bowling alley stood across this courtyard at right angles to the 
house, protected from the view of passengers on the road by a bulk- 
head and reaching from the land then the property of the Messrs. Tit- 
comb to the point now marked by a tall old apple tree. 

What a commotion there must have been that winter morning seventy- 
eight years ago, when a mounted messenger dashed up the road to the 
door shouting "Peace I Peace !" .The joyful annoimcement of the act 
Mhich had been consummated at Ghent more than a month before. 
AVith what a generous band Mrs. Emery must have dealt out the candles 
to assist in the illumination by which Belleville showed its joy at so 
happy a termination of the unpopular war. Never before or since have 
the many-paned windows glowed Avith so nuich brilliancy. They shall 


glow again even brighter when William Pillsbury's great-great-great- 
great-great grandson fills the chair of the governor of Massachusetts ! 

But quieter days, like the old time, were coming. Young Joshua 
Pillsbury, the fourth of his name, with his brother Natt and sister Eu- 
nice, have returned from Kew llam[)shire to the home of their fathers 
to mtike it their own again. According to my grandfather's story the 
brothers and sister must have made their housekeeping a sort of pro- 
longed i)icnic and fully as enjoyable. 

My grandfather has been described to me as being one of the good- 
liest young men in Belleville at that time, and Mrs. Emery added that 
all the young ladies were anxious to win him for a gallant; but he had 
an absorbinof ambition which stood between him and their charms and 
when he did at last wake up to the propriety of taking a wife he found 
his way to Joppa and took a bride from the waterside folk, — Sally, the 
daughter of Capt. Samuel Rolfe. 

To gratify my curiosity my grandmother would rehite some of the 
incidents comiocted witli her wedding which took place in the latter 
part of July on one of the hottest days she ever knew\ Parson Wil- 
liams of the Old South meeting-house performed the ceremony, assisted 
by Parson Miltimore of Belleville, and there w^ere cake and wine in abun- 
dance. ■. . ■ ;■.;::: ; -- 

The groom wore a coat and waistcoat of blue adorned with brass but- 
tons, and white pantaloons, which attire combined with his rosy cheeks, 
blue eyes and curly brovvn hair, made him a very comely sw^ain. 

The bride's costume could be described in a verv few words ; the sfow^n 
being of pearl-colored China crape having low neck and short sleeves, 
with two breadths and gores in the skirt wdiich probably cleared the 
floor all round, a toilet that could be donned in fifteen minutes. 
What would my poor grandmother have said to the elaborate prepa- 
rations of to-day ! 

After their modest home-coming, my grandfather and grandmother 
settled dow^n to a quiet uneventful life varied only by the multiplying 
little feet that ran in and out over the threshold. One scene, how^ever, 
of his early married life stood out before all the rest in my grand- 
father's memory, and he enjoyed describing it as indeed he did all the 
events of his younger days to anyone who would listen. 

The reminiscence referred to was the grand military muster of Oct., 
1821, which took place on Grasshopper Plains and must have surpassed 


all similar aflnirs of later years. A venerable lady of my acquaintance, 
now in her ninetieth year, recollects very well how she and her mates 
walked from their homes in Joppa to the muster ground (a distance of 
at least three miles), what a crowd there was on the way, and how the 
drunken men lay hy the side of the road every few rods ; this was be- 
fore the days of prohil)ition. 

My grandfather as an officer of the day held some important part in 
the mano3nvi"es, and according to his own declaration never felt any 
better before or since. The old house was full of a merry party of 
guests, sisters, cousins and aunts of the master and mistress;- as charm- 
ing a set of relatives as Sir Joseph Porter's. The long dinner table 
was set in the bar room and there was no lack of mirth and jollity. 

"0 precious hours ! O iJ:old en prime ! 
And affluence of love and time ! 

Of all that joyous company my grandfather was the last survivor. 

This seems to have been the last of the festival days the mansion 
was to see. My grandfather and mother absorbed in their occupa- 
tions, envying nobody and envied by none, educated with a Puri- 
tan dislike of profitless junketings, eschewed all but a neighborly tea- 
driuking or a mild form of hospitality at Thanksgiving. 

So the years passed on. The friends and relatives dropped away 
one by one ; the grass slowly crept up tlie broad door-rock, and the 
shingles and clapboards grew grayer with the storms of each succeed- 
in<i: winter, thouo^h a faint tino^e of red still held its own alono- the edae 
of the plaster under the eaves to show what the color originally was. 

Grandchildren representino: the seventh generation of inhabitants 
wandered through the wide, bare rooms studying the primitive archi- 
tecture and gathering up such scraps of family history and biography 
as came in their way, until every room had its individuality and as- 
sociations ; the bar-room ; the "summer" kitchen, in distinction from 
the "old" kitchen; great-great-grandhiother Rebekah's parlor ; the east 
chamber, with the cheese safe and grandfather's military accoutrements 
on the wall ; the west chamber with its three churns, cradle, dasher 
and crank, manipulated by every juvenile visitor; and the old red cra- 
dle, which had rocked more than one generation, and which was such 
a marvel to the lady from Pennsylvania; — each had its own coloring 
and memories. 


"All the daj" ■within the ancient house, 
The doors upon their hinges crcak'd; 
The blue fly sung in the pane; tlic mouse 
Behind the mouldering wainscot shriek'd 
Or from the crevice peered about. 
Old faces glimmered thro' the doors, 
Old footsteps trod the upper floors, 
Old voices called one from without." 

And ill the glooming of the twiliglit the shadowy forms of my five 

grandfiithers, the successive masters of the house, would pass slowly in 

' array before me iiud melt into the diumess that followed the closing 

door. /;;>;"•,_.■,: :; ^^: ■'■■*; "'=^:-V: V v:^'^;-^\/-^w^^./^\--.^- -■:.-;... ';'■■■.■■■•■ ■■':-■,:"■,:■:, i. ^ . 

The last regular inhabitant of the old house died in tlie latter part of 
the year 1887, and pending the settlement of the estate, owing to its 

V want of repair and comfortless condition, it was left vacant by night for 
a nuinber of months. 

■^ Taking advantage of this fact and possessed of the spirit that one 
man calls "wilful wickedness," and another "pure cussedness," which 

■seeks to amuse itself at other people's expense, some person or per- 

;: sons, thought to properly celebi*ate July 4, 1889, by applying the torch 

vto the nna'uarded mansion. The prompt arrival of the fire department 

saved the dwelling fron utter destruction, but it was found impossible 

' to make good the ravages of the fire ; therefore at the eaiTiest day prac- 
ticable the remains were taken down after thorough and careful meas- 
urements had been made of every portion, and all material found worthy 
of being used again was laid one side. 

Numerous photographs in addition to the measurements made the 
matter of rebuilding the old house an easy one, and so in a short space 
of time it had risen phoenix-like from its ashes with all its old time feat- 
ures faithfully reproduced ; the overhanging eaves, the projecting story, 
the small paned windows of different sizes, irregularly placed, the walls 
beino- covered with rou^rh shingles and painted the same ancient red 
they knew a century ago, ihe low ceiled, wide rooms with their hard- 
finished walls, bare floors and wide fire-places, were all restored ; 
thousfh numerous modern comforts and conveniences have been added 
which were unknown to our forbears. 

A similar exami)le of restoration of a noted old house may be found 




m the instance of the historic Frankland mansion in Wostboro', which 
was totally destroyed by fire something more than forty years ago. 

Its owner immediately rebuilt it exactly after the old model and it 
is standing at this day. .r^- ■: -■;--,^~.^: ■.:.:■■■ \ ■■■■■:-'^--^-; ./^^-r^^ ^^- ■ ^.-^^^ 

The Pillsbury house is owned and occupied by the writer of this 


Emily A. Getciiell, 

Granddaughter of Joshua Pillsbury, the last owner. 

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{Continued from page li.) 

V. 50 Capt. Jolm Whipple, Jr. {Jolin, John, JSIathew, 
Mathew), born in Ipswich, 16 Dec, 1695; died there 16 J;in., 1769. 

In his will he mentions sons John 4th, William 3d, Samuel, Thomas 
and Benjamin ; and daughters Martha, Elizabeth and Hannah. 

Children: ..■■,-•■• ■ -.,_>,.;;;...;...,.,,-,, '■■y.m.-.s: //■' l./;:-:,^::/Xv:-^.--^~-.'^': ..,•.::':'•■" 

112 John (4th). • • ::, >-:; -v-rii:::^:,x^^v.j/::i?^^^^^^ ..■';';'•■- 

113 WiUiam (3d). ■;//':-^^ ^^■^^"^vi'^V:.'^^ 

114 Samuel. "'' ■■.^■^■■■■v;v"i ■';■ ':'^-''':'-^-^^W-:'i'' -^^ ' 

115 Thomas, b.. 1753. ''-iM:^---^^^^^^^ 

116 Benjamin. '■■^■■0-'-''--':''y--^^-" ' . •■' ■ ■.,:'^' 
-^117 Martha. — ,- •■ ■ ' y;"^^:-ffi^ -^a' V^ 

118 Elizabeth. - ' :-;' 'v-3.^.?-'r:r>, ■■3>SS^^^ : .nv^ ; :' 

■ 119 Hannah. ,:,.; ..;: ■ ; C'i^v'5' ^i-'-';i:;;^'i^^ 

V. 51 Robert Whipple {MatJiew, John, Maiheiu, Maiheiv), 

died in Ipswich, 1 Jan., 1759 ; married Susanna ; she married, 

second, Joseph Burnam, 2 Aug., 1760. 

Administration w^as granted to Samuel Brown, Jr., 9 April, 1759. 

In 1762, "widow, now Susanna Burnam." 

V. 52 John Whipple, 3d {Mathew, John, Maiheiu, JSkilhew), 

born in Ipswich ; died there 19 Jan., 1739 ; married Sarah , who 

died 1761. 

Administration was granted to widow Sarah, 12 Feb., 1739, and she 
was made guai-dian of sons Paul and Stephen, "under fourteen." 
: • In an account of settlement of the estate, is the item, "for instructinir 
my son Stephen in the trade of cordvvainer." 

The will of Sarah, widow of John Whipple, 3d, is dated 12 May, 


1761 and proved 19 Oct., 1761. It mentions "four children of son 
Stephen, daughter Sarah Appleton and son Paul." 
Children : . . , • 

120 Nathaniel, ") 

,o. c V, ^h. 27 Mar., 1715. 

121 8arah, j ' . 

122 Sarah, b. 1720; d. 22 June, 1811; pub. to Oliver Appleton, 13 Oct., 
•-:■-.-. V 1739. . ■ : :, ,.:• . . 

123 Stephen (Capt.), d. 1761 ; pub. to Anna Woodbury, 4 April, 1747. 

124 Paul, d. 6 Aug., 1771 ; pub. to Susanua Woodbury, 29 Oct., 1743. 

V. 53 Nathan Whipple (Mathew, John, Mathew, Mathew), 
born in Ipswich, 7 Feb., 1705 ; married in Groton> 7 May, 1730, Han- 
nah Boynton. 

"I, Nathan Whipple, of Groton, County of Middlesex, cordwainer, 
do hy these presents, for myself and heirs, release, quitclaim, etc., 
right in father Mathew Whipple's estate, this 12 July, 1739." 

• ■n-.;vav;.:-^>:i::.;, :;>.,...- - .>:p^:. ■::.;;,, 4;;; m-C^ ■ V^^. N WHIPPLE. 

V. 70 John Whipple {Joseph, Joseph, Matheiv, MalJiew), born 
in Salem Village, 23 Oct., 1695; died in Sutton, 1740; married 14 
Feb., 1722, Susanna, daughter of John and Susanna (Towne) Cum- 
mings, of Topsfield, born 3 Jan., 1702. .,. 

Will at Worcester, dated 15 Aug., 1740, names brother Joseph of 
Salem and brother-in-law David Cummings of Topsfield. - 

V. 72 Dea. Joseph Whipple {Joseph, Joseph, Mathew, Matheio) , 
born in Salem Vilhige, 2 Feb., 1702; died there 1740; married 12 
Nov., 1723, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Mary Swinnerton, born 17 
Jan., 1699; she married, second, 20 Oct., 1748, Solomon Martin, of 
Andover and lived in Andover. - 

Joseph Whipple, Jr., was clerk of the First Parish 1732-34, and dea- 
con from 1733 until his death in 1740. 

Administration was granted his widow Sarah, 6 Oct., 1740. In an 

account of settlement of the estate in 1748 was the item, "The widow 

for nursing and keeping father, £40." Joseph Swinnerton died in 1731, 

so it must have been Joseph Whipple, Sen., who was referred to in the 
above itom. •;'■-■.....-• .■>.; ;.- -. -■■ ^ ..,■ r\, -.-,,. ^:,-. --.-v.. 

Guardianship was granted, 23 Jan., 1748-9, of Sarah, Joseph, Mary 
«n(] Job, children of Deacon Joseph Whipple, deceased, to their father- 
ia-law Solomon Martin. ^v^^^^^ ^ ^ ^^ . . 


Children, born in Salem Villaofe : t^ mr^f c^^-i^fe *^^^^ 

■125 Elizabeth, b. 6 July, 1725 ; d. 1752. , ■ [^^A-^/rrV^;^^ 

126 Mathew, b. 28 Feb., 1726; d. 26 June, 1756; m. Sarah Putnam, of 

Bedford. Ch, : PTathcw, b. 2*^ l^Inrch, 1751. Renjnniin, b. 5 Sept., 
^^ ■ 1756. AVidovv, m. Samuel Ilerrick of Reading. 

127 Sarah, b. 22 jVIay, 1729; m. 11 April, 1750, Benjamin Batchelder. 

128 Mary, b. 9 Dec., 1731 ; d. 13 April, 1809 ; m. 12 Aug., 1752, Phineas 

Putnam, of Danvers. Cb. : Phineas. Mathew. Joseph. Timothy. 

129 Joseph, b. 26 Dec., 1733 ; d. 1783. Was a physician and lived in Man- 

chester. His son, Dr. Joseph, was made administrator, 3 Dec, 

130 Job, b. 28 May, 1739. The following is an obituai-y from the Boston 

Transcript: " Died in Philadelphia, 5lh instant, Capt. John Whip- 
ple, aged 81, He was born in Danvers, Mass., 1776, and was a son 
of Cnpt. Job Whipple of the American army, who was wounded in 
" - the battle of Bennington, fighting in the regiment of his uncle, Col. 
f '.' William Whipple, one of the signeis of the Declaration of Indepen- 

dence. The deceased formerly held several posts in this city, but 
had long been retired from participation in public affairs." 
There were also ch. : Elizabeth and David. . . 

V. 78 Jonathan Whipple (Joseph, Joseph, Mathew, Mathew), 
baptized in Salem Vilhige, 6 Mny, 1716; niMrried Anna — ; mar- 
ried, second, 27 Jane, 1754, Keziah, daughter of Job and Susanna 
(Brown) Averill, of Middleton, born 6 May, 1715; married, third, 
25 Oct., 1757, widow Abigail Buzell, of Boxford. 

Children, baptized in Danvers : 

131 Enoch, bapt. 22 June, 1755. An Enoch Whipple grad. Harvard, 1779 
" '^^ and was a minister. 

132 Anna, ^ * ' ^ 

133 Sarah, (bapt. 4 Apr., 1762. " . ' - - • 

134 Susanna? ) . " ' -''" . ' " ' 

135 Samuel, bapt. 20 Sept., 1767. ' ' ' ' 

V. 85 Lieut. James Whipple {James, Joseph, Mathew,MalheiD) , 
baptized in Ipswich, 12 April, 1705; died in Grafton, 8 Feb., 1759; 
married in Ipswich, 9 Jan., 1729, Sarah Adams, born 1709, died 22 
Nov., 1759. ..-.....■ 

He moved with his father to Gi'afton, but his eldest child was baptized 
in Ipswich. 


The will of James Whii)ple, Jr., of Grafton, mentions James Whip- 
ple, eldest son, son John ; daughters, widow Mary Winchester, Lydia 
Whipple, Sarah Willard, Eunice Whipple and youngest son Daniel. 

Children : 

136 Sarah, b. 11 Jan., 1730; m. 29 Dee., 1746, Isaac Willard. 

137 James, b. 25 Oct., 1732 ; d. iu infancy. -^^ -..r: :)^::-.<:- ■,:::^ ■•;t-vi:K::f^.'ir:-\-' ■■'■ 

138 Mary, m., 1st, 17 Nov., 1750, Joshua Winchester; m., ^d, Ephraim 

Stearns. ^ ■;.:.;■■:■■■ 

139 James (Lieut.), b. 23 Nov., 1737; d. 28 July, 1808; m. 14 June, 

1763, EHzabeth Hall. ' ^ • ' I > '^ \ - 

140 Eunice, b. 10 March, 1740; pub. to Jonathan Rice. 

141 -John, b. 21 May, 1742; d. 18 Aug., 1811; m. 20 June, 1765, Ruth 

141a Lydia, b. Aug., 1747; m. 18 Dec, 1766, Samuel Flail, of Spencer. 
1416 Daniel, b. 2 Dec, 1750; m. 17 Apr., 1766, Martha Adams. 

V. 86 Jj^cob W]iix>p]c {Jame.'i, Jof^cj^'h^ Mathew, jSTatheir), bap- 
tized in Ipswich, 26 May, 1707 ;■ married G Jan., 1729, Jerusha, daugh- 
ter of James and Hannah (Larned) Lehind. ;^^ ^^^^^^'^^ ^ 

- He moved with his father to Grafton. ; . - ;v;^''^'^^^^^^^-^;^^^^^^^^ 

Children, born in Grafton: ^-:-^ ■]:[■-■ '-'^''rU^'''' -^''''^'^ '''^'[■:<;^^^^^^^^ 

142 James, b. 29 Nov., 1729; d. 1767; m. 29 Nov., 1750, Lydia Powers, 
: v^r and lived at Hardwick. ' ■ '■ ^ v ^ 

143 Moses (Capt.), b. 13 May, 1733 ; d. 1814 ; m. Catherine Forbush, and 

lived at Charlestown, N. H. He was at the capture of Ticonderoga 
and Burgoyne. Had 14 ch. ^ -- . 

144 Jerusha, b. 26 Dec, 1735; m. David Haven, of Framingham. 

145 Hannah, b. 1738; m. Isaac Harrington, of Shrewsbury. 

146 Prudence, b 1741 ; m. David Warren, of Newport, N. H. 

147 Elizabeth, b. 1744; m. David Wadsworth, of Grafton. v . / . 

148 Susannah, b. 1747; d. young. .;>;■:;,- 

149 Susannah, b. 1749 ; m. Thomas M. Baker, of Upton. 

150 Jemima, m. Ephraim Whitney, of Upton. '■'' ■'''''W''y-^ ' •^ ■ ' } 

V. 89 Joseph Whipple {John, Joseph, Mathew, Mathew), born 
in Sutton, 22 Dec, 1711; married Mary Whipple (88} of Grafton, 
and lived at Grafton. ' - ■■'%> ;%;7;'\-- :-.;,^....:;:i-;^,:i\i '<''■/-:■-;■:, -y'Hmrn.^ -^'r.-: 

Children, born in Grafton: :? - 

151 Mary, b. 15 Aug., 1740; m. 15 Jan., 1767, Moses Holbrook. 

152 Joseph (Capt.), b. 19 Oct., 1742; m. Eleanor- ; m., 2d, Kate 

Hastings.: > " - , ' 

153 Simon, b. 9 Apr., 1745. ' . ' - 


154 Elizabeth, b. 9 INIarch, 1747^f ' ' . *i . ». ': . 

155 Samuel, b. 28 Aug., 1749 ; in. Lucy Brown. . ^ , 

156 Solomon, b. 17 March, 1752. 
, 157 William, b. 25 J11I3 , 1755. 

158 Jeremiah, b. 20 Dec, 1758. . \ - 

V. 90 Ebenezer Whipple {John, Josejph, Mathew, Matheio), 
born 14 Sept., 1713; married 25 March, 1737, Prudence, daughter of 
Samuel and Abigail (King) Dudley. , 

Children : , 

159 Samuel, b. 28 Nov., 1737. - :-- , . '-< . : , 

160 Paul, b. 20 Dec, 1738. 

161 Sarah, b. 8 Dec, 1740; m. Shearjashub Spooner. 

162 Joseph, b. 5 Feb., 1743. ; . . '. . 

163 Mary, b. 23 Feb., 1745. .■ . / " . , " 
. 164 Ebenezer, b. 19 March, 1747. ' ■ " ' 

V. 102 Dea. Mathew Whipple ( Mathew, John, John, Malheiu) , 
born in Ipswich, 20 Oct., 1685; died there 24 Jan., 17G4; published 
to Martha Cogswell, 23 Sept., 1710, who was born 1690; died 7 Aug., 

In his will he mentions wife Martha, " Capt. John Whipple, my 
brother's oldest son;" " real estate which was my father, Mnjor Whip- 
ple's," " four children of my deceased brother William," " Kinswoman 
Martha, wife of Jonathan Marshall, of Portsmouth ;" all the rest of the 
property was given to three sons of his brother, Capt. John Whipple. 

A release of all claim to estate of "Uncle Dea. Mathew" was signed 
by Capt. John Whipple and wife Dorothy. 

V. 103 Capt. John Whipple {Mathew, John, John, Mathew), 
born in Ipswich, 2 Jul}^, 1689 ; died there 9 Feb., 1781 ; married Han- 
nah ■——-^S died 24 Jan., 1758, "Wife of Capt. John Whipple, 
Maltster." •' ^^ ^-'-'^ • ■' - " " ' 

His will made in 1765 mentions sons John, T^athaniel and William. 

Children, born in Ipswich : : ; ■ ; ; r -^ , ;;.: : . 

165 John (Capt.), b. 25 June, 1717; d. 27 Dec, 1794; m. Dorothy 

166 Nathaniel (Dea.), d. 7 Oct., 1721; d. 19 Dec, 1809; pub. 10 Nov., 
^1744, to Mary, dan. of Oliver Appleton. Cli. : oMary. Hannah. 

John. Sarah. Lucy. Martha. Nathaniel. Elizabeth. 

167 William, b. 15 Dec, 1727; d. 29 June, 1784. 



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To make an examination of the collection of Italian amulets made by 
Professor Bellucci of Perugia had been one of the objects of my visit to 
Italy. It was with pleasant anticipations, therefore, that I started from 
Florence one cold morning last January in company with Mr. Francis 
C. McCauley, on my way to the old Etruscan city. 

Florence was asleep when we hurried through the crooked streets on 
our way to the railroad station. The sun was low on the horizon when 
its rays gleamed across the waters of Lake Thrasymene and the day 
was still young when w^e climbed the hill and entered Perugia through 
the old Etruscan gateway. Soft white clouds filled the valleys and 
hung upon the snow-covered hillsides. We stood upon the terrace and 
looked vainly for a glimpse of distant Assisi and then Professor Bellucci 
came and scenery and antiquities were for a time forgotten. 

Thecollection of contemporary Italian amulets of Prof. Guiseppe Bel- 
lucci of Peruo^ia is the result of twelve or thirteen years' enthusiastic 
research. In 1880, Professor Bellucci presented at the International 
Congress of Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology at Lisbon his then 
newly formed collection. At that time it consisted of 128 objects. He 
told us how on returning from Portugal he was obliged to open and expose 
his collection to the custom officers. A number of peasants surrounded 
him, and, perceiving the charms, began touching his garments, kneel- 
ing and kissing them. They were impressed with the power the posses- 
sor of such objects must have. He told us, too, that he had found no 
surer way to win the confidence of the peasantry than to show them 
the amulets which he carried with him for the purpose. 

In 1881, his collection was displayed at the Italian National Exhibi- 
tion at Milan. It comprised 176 specimens of which he prepared a 
printed catalogue. In 1889 Professor Bellucci's collection had assumed 
notable proportions. It was then displayed at the Paris Exposition 
where 412 objects were exhibited. They were described in an octavo 
catalogue of eighty-one pages. In the preface to this work he enumerates 

... / . . • (67) 

QS A DAY IN PERUGIA. ' ■■ ■ ■'•■ r:S::i^':^:^'!)--^ 

the materials of which the amulets are composed : metals, minerals, 
stones, glass, amber and jade; animals and their parts (bone, ivory, 
teeth, horns, claws, hair, shells and coral), and of plants and their parts 
(roots, bulbs, wood, bark and fruit). 

Before attempting to describe the collection, I should mention that it 
was first made known to English readers throufrh an admirable paper 
read by Prof. Thomas Wilson of the U. S. National Museum, Washing- 
ton, before the annual meeting of the American Folk-lore Society in 
New York City in 1889, and afterwards printed in the journal of that 
society. The objects are arranged according to the materials, nearly in 
the order given in the preface to catalogue. The name or names by which 
each amulet is known is there followed by the name of the locality in 
which it was discovered, together with an indication of the peculiar vir- 
tue or virtues which are ordinarily attributed to it. 
V Mr. Charles G. Leland, whose personal acquaintance I had the good 

fortune to make in Florence, told me that the frequent statement that am- I 

ulets are regarded by those who carry them as a protection against evil, f 

is erroneous. They are really looked upon as efficacious for good- £ 

luck-brino^ino^ — undas such incidentally worked ac^ainst malific influences. I 

T ..... . . fi 

According to his opinion, it is a mistake to speak of charms against $ 

particular ills ; that amulets were regarded as powerful, according to I 

their quality, for good in all the events of life. It would appear, however, f 

from Professor Bellucci's account that many of them are specialized. | 

Thunder stones, in Italian, Fulmine^ Saetta^ Fidgore^ PorcJteria and % 

Sporcizia^ comprise the first section of the admirably arranged display. | 

The superstitious peasant, the natural man, took for his charms the | 

most uncommon and remarkable objects he chanced to discover in his | 

simple life. W^hat is more reasonable than that the mysterious chipped 

arrow and spearheads and the prehistoric stone axe that he found in 

his fields should hold a high place among his peculiar treasures? Re- | 

garded as the actual thunder bolts, tlK^y w^ere sacred as coming directly 

from the heavens, and were looked upon as efficacious against the 

dreaded thunder itself. The collection comprises many chipped arrow 

points corresponding with those of prehistoric times. They are set in 

a rim of silver or iron with a ring, or inclosed in a little bag, often with 

other amulets, for suspension from the neck. The ancient flints from 

the wheel-lock guns of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries 

also serve as safeguards against thunder. The polished stone hatchets 








of the Neolithic age numbered no less than thirty specimens in the Paris 
collection. The history of many of the "thunder stones" is known. 

Several were obtained from churches and shrines where they had 
been offered by the peasants as their most precious possession. Others 
were discovered in the foundations of buildings where they had been 
placed to preserve the structure against thunder. ■ : ,. r 

"Serpent stones," in Italian Pietra S€r2)eiUina, are regarded as a 
protection against the bites of venomous animals, particularly serpents. 
These consist of pebbles of serpentine, jadeite and aphanite, pierced or 
mounted for suspension. Their attributed virtues are no doubt sug- 
gested by their resemblance to the skin of a mottled snake. 

"Kidney stones" consist of pebbles of jadeite carried as a protection 
against pains in the loins. "Blood stone," in Italian Pietra sanguinella 
or Pietra sanguigna, arc supposed to prevent the loss of blood and 
stanch wounds when applied in a peculiar manner. Those in the col- 
lection consist of red jasper, agate, cornelian and jadeite of various forms. 
"Milk stones," in Italian Pietra del latte, Pietra lattajuola^ or simply 
Latteruolo^ are regarded as aiding the secretion of milk. They are repre- 
sented by balls of agate, chalcedony and selenitc which suggest in color 
or form the human breasts. These "thunder," "serpent," "kidney,", 
"blood" and "milk" stones frequently have double attributes assigned 
to them. Among other stones is a sapphire which was regarded as 
efficacious against complaints of the eyes and melancholy. The amber 
amulets in the collection were used as^ainst charms and witchcraft. 

The charms against the evil c^'e which is called malocchiom Italian are 
numerous, and varied both in form and material. Balls of aoate, chal- 
cedony and selenite wdiich suggest the human eye, and glittering objects 
of glass such as bottle stoppers and facetted pendants from candlesticks are 
favorites. Several bottle stoppers mounted in silver exist in Professor 
Bellucci's collection. It is said in Florence that so great is the demand 
for such objects that it is impossible to prevent the servants from stealing 
the glass pendants from the chandeliers. Tablets of madreporite usually 
heart-shaped, called "star stone," in Italian Pietra stellar ia or simply 
Mlaria^ are also largely used against evil eye and fascination. Red coral 
is also used for the same purpose as well as crab's claws and "peacock 
fitones" of malachite in the form < f hearts. A large number of stones 
J'l the collection w^ere used airainst wizards of which one at least was re- 
J^arded as also efficacious againstthe evil eye. , ; - . -V: : . , i- . ./ 


'Among the tminial products, shells are numerous : fragments of den- 
talium, called in Italian Osd strilloni or "witches' bone," .which were 
used against toothache, shells of Cypoira au^ mother of 2:)earl against 
the evil eye, and a valve of the Cardita which had the same object. 
Snail shells, in Italian Pietra delta lumaca, which were regarded as pre- 
servatives against inteiniittent fevers, are also found. Teeth are num- 
erous. Notably sharks' teeth, in Italian, Lingua di pietra and Lingiii 

^ di S. Paolo^ the glossopetra of the ancients, which were used against 
thunder ; pigs', monkeys' and wolves' teeth which were regarded as help- 
ful to teething children, and dogs' teeth, which were used against the at- 

- tack of mad do<2:s. A lon^i: list miiijht be made of the other amulets 
against the evil eye, among which may be mentioned deer's horns and 
cocks' spurs ; discs, keys, hearts, and hands carved in bone, a scarab 
carved in jet, a mole's foot, and badger's hair and bones. 
' The old Koman coins that are dug up in the fields were formerly re- 
garded by the peasants as "witch money" and looked upon as potent 
charms. Medals of the saints have largely displaced these pagan relics 
and Professor Bellucci exhibits a medal of St. George that is used as a 
charm aguinst shipwreck and the misfortunes of the sea. A medal of St. 
Andre Avillino preserves against apoplectic strokes ; one of St. Anastase, 
against sickness and demoniac temptations, while that of St. Antonio 
preserves animals against accidents and illness. 

, Certain coins are still used as amulets. Among others in Professor 
Bellucci's collection is n papetto of Clement X which bears on the reverse 
the image of St. Yenance which preserves children from falls and against 
mad dogs. Also "wart money" which removes warts, one specimen of 
which is an old B^^zantine piece and the othera modern Neapolitan coin. 
Keys appear to be regarded as especially efficacious as charms, and in 
addition to the practical keys of iron, miniature keys are manufactured 
in silver to which particular virtues are attributed. 

In addition to the contemporary Italian amulets I have described. 
Professor Bellucci has formed a large collection of early and prehistoric 
charms from various sites in Italy. Many of his recent amulets appear 
to find their prototypes in these relics of Rome and Etruria. 

As we walked together through the town on our way to the railroad 
stiition Professor Bellucci related many interesting local traditions. IIow 
the Christmas tree was represented in Perugia by the Yule log, which 
was always of olive wood. The peasants carry its charred fragments 



through the orchards, tapping trees to drive away caterpillars. The 
olive tree, sacred to Jupiter, was thought never to be struck by light- 
ning. Charred fragments of the yule log are now placed on buildings as 
n protection against lightning. At a town near Perngia it was gravely 
discussed whether a Yule log or a lightning rod should be placed upon 
the parish church. It was decided at last in favor of the log as equally 
cificacious and much less expensive. Pie himself had seen the log in 
place. We stopped at several little shops and brought stone arrow 
heads aud little Etruscan ex-votes that the peasants bring in from the 
fields. At a jeweller's we saw infants* teething rings ; and tied with them, 
not only the usual charm of red coral, but more curious, a little silver 
bell to drive away witches. At the cafe where w^e stopped to refresh 
ourselves the waiter brought at our request someone of the Perugian 
Christmas Cakes. They were in the shape of human femurs, and con- 
sisted of a shell of sugar and white of eggs filled with a sweet mass that 
represented marrow. At Christmas, the Professor told us, Perugian 
children had a table spread for the gifts they expected from the Christ 
child. So we chatted until our guide bid us good bye at the foot of the 
bill beyond the Etruscan gate. 

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Brunswick, Cumberland comity. First settled as early as 1628, 
but permauent settlement dates from 1713. Incorporated 1738. For- 
merly called Pejepscot. Records kept in vaults in new town hall. Date 
of first entry 1735. The records are in some respects complete, but the 
earlier volumes were kept in the most haphazard manner. The searcher 
will constantly need to reverse the volume, look backward and forward 
to new folios in order to keep the sequence of dates. Births and deaths 
are very incomplete even to present day. Records of niarriages are in 
a better condition. ; • [--,:. /^.y-r':':--^'::--- :/y-\--[::j:>- ^--v--^^-'- .■ 

H. AV. AVheeler has published a history of Brunswick, Topsham and 
' Harpswell in one volume. There is an energetic historical society. 

Byron, Oxford county, ancient name Skillertown. Incorporated 24 
Jan., 1833.- . ,. ^v-- :-■.■;:,.■,,, \, ;:■.■■ .-:.■ .v., -v '^^ -.:-,:■.:■■.■'■ . ■ ■■,:■: 

Records are all in good condition dating from 6 July, 1821, and are 
kept ill a chest in the clerk's and assessor's office. 

Calais, Washington county. Originally Township Number 5. In- 
corporated as a town 16 June, 1809. City charter, 24 Aug., 1850. 

Carmel, Penobscot county. Originally Plantation Xo. 3, Range II. 
Incorporated 21 June, 1811. 

Records kept at selectmen's office, town hall, and are in fair condition. 
First entry 1812. The records of births, marriages 4ind deaths are also 
fairly complete and in good order. v . „v . 

Canton, Oxford county. Originally part of tract called Phipp's 
Canada. First settled about 1790. Incorporated as a part in 1795. 
Set ofl* as Canton, 5 Jan., 1821. 

Town records commence 1821 and are in a fair condition, but records 
of births, marriages and deaths are in a bad state. 

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Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland county.' Originall}' a part of ancient 
J'alnioiith. Settled in 1630. Incorporated as a "District" 1 Nov., 
1765. It obtained the rights of a town in 1775. To Mr. Knight, the 
tijwnowes the fine condition of its records. 

The records commence in 1765 and are kept in the town vnult and 
the town clerk*s safe. There has been an index made both to town 
meeting records and to births, marriages and deaths. The town was 
cuiivassed to complete the latter records. The ancient records have 
been rebound. " : :^ ■'■'■ '^'■'■'■'''■:-' '■'■-■' '^'':-\'-:\. ■ . .: 

Casco, Cumberland county. Taken from Raymond and incorporated 
Mar., 1841. 

Nothing has ever been done looking to the preservation of the records, 
which consequently are incomplete and in poor condition. 

Castine, Hancock county. Originally known as Pentagoet, then as 
ii.igaduce. Was the site ot various trading posts from eiu'liest European 
exploration. Formed part of Penol)scot which was incorporated in 
1787. Incorporated as Castine 10 Feb. (8 Feb., Town Kec), 1796. 
Dm'ing the Revokition this town was held by the British who also ob- 
tained possession of the town in 1814, and held it until 2S April, 1816. 

Records kept in fire-proof vault, town clerk's office, and are in a per- 
fectly legible condition. The first town meeting was called and held 
in Mar., 1796. The records have ahvays been well cared for and are 
in good condition. The records of births, marriages and deaths are 
supposed to be complete. . ..-■-.■ 

Cambridge, Somerset county. Set off from Ripley and incorporated 
§ Feb., 1834. ^ 

Records are kept at town clerk's home, and are in a ver}^ good con- 
<iition, with exception of the births, marriages and deaths. The records 
are contained in a laige number of small books. The first record of 
**irths seems to be 4 Nov., 1854, deaths 22 May, 1864, marriages 2 Oct., 
1^64. The first entry in records of town meetings is 15 April, 1834. 

Chelsea, Kennebec county. Set off from Hallowell and incorpor- 
ated 17 Aug., 1850. 

The records are in a fair condition and date from 1851. The records 
'*f hirths, marriages and deaths are fairly complete. The records are 
**^pt part at the home and part at the office of the town clerk. 




Cherryfield, AYashington county. Originally No. 11 of the "Lot- 
tery Townships." First settled in 1757. Incorporated 9 Feb., 1816. 
Records of births and marriages are not kept. 

Chesterville, Franklin county. Formerly known as Chester and 
Wyman Phmtations. Settled in 1782. Incorporated 20 Feb., 1802. 
Date of first entry in town records, 1802. 

The record of births, marriages and deaths is apparently complete 
for earlier years, but lately are poor. The records are kept in a private 
house in a bookcase, and are in good condition. - 

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i_Continued from page 344.) 

June ye 30*^ 1775 
;L:P5irole Philadelphia ■ ' " - Couiiteifign Jamuca 

Field Officer of the Day To-Morrow Col Wood Bridge 

Field Officer of the Picquet To Night 

Field Officer of the Main Guard Col Hutchinfon 

Field Officer for Fatigue Maj^ Buttrick 

Adjutant of the Day : 

G./nen!] Orders . ,'.■ .-...,■ ., 

That the commanding Officer of each Regiment Detachment Sz 
Company Order their Drumers not to beat the Revallee in the Morniii^" 
Before the Gun is tired on any confideration whatever without Or-.'- > 
from the General that if any Drumer Difobay this Order he be uwW'x 
diately Confined for Tryal and that the several Regiments are not to Lea^ e 
their alarm poft on the Lines untill the whole army on the hill is together 
ill Order to see if the works are sufficiently manned 

"-:"-''-' ^' ' • ' June l^t [July?] 

Parole > ^ ^ Counterfign 

Field Officer of the Day To-Morrow Col Gerrifh 
Field officer of the Main Guard Maj Woods 
Field Officer for the Fatigue Maj Cud worth '' ['^: vr.,''^-j'^-'^'^'-f-' 

' - /' ~ - . t ' . r , - June [July?] 3^^ 1775 
Detail 1 Capt 1 Subaltern 2 Sargeants 

"-? 33 Rank & file for fiitigue v * 

* '^^ ' 1 Capt 1 Subaltern 2 Sargeants 

43 Rank & File General 


That all profane Curfing and Swearing and all indea- 
cent Languge and behaviour will not be Tollerated in the Camp 



■ ^■>^vt^^'y<-4r^^^^^^^^ The General expects that all the officers fi-om highest 

to Lowest set a good example to the Soldiers in tliis Refpect 

■ "' That the field officers at Cainhridii^e Charlfton &Med- 

ford see that the Adjutant make out a List of the names of all the officers 
rjs^t <fc ivank & h'llii Beiongiiig to their refpective Keg^^ and return this inunea- 
diately to the Adjutant General 

General Orders - ^ July V^ 1775 

That the adjutant of the refpective Reg^Hloing duty at Cambridge 

Charlefton & ]\ledford make a weekly Return to the Adjutant Geneial 

; at head Quarters of the number of officers & Rank & File fit for Duty 

numbers unfit lor Duty dayly what duty where stationed what number 

on Duty Daily what Duty whether in Camp out on furlow or abfent with- 

'r'_ out leave ^ -■-■^.■■:.-' ■ ■ :;^' ■ 

That the Drumers in this encampment attend upon M''. John Bnf- 
sett Drum Major at 7 O Clock to Morrow Morning and their Receive 
' their Ord^r^ fiuui him R^ipoctlii^ iLeli Duly 

■ > , July'2d 1775 
Parole pitts Counterfign Bradbery 

Field officer of the Day Tomorrow Col Little - : 

; 4 Field officer of the Main Guard Lt Col Baldwin v ; !v » 

4<; ,4 officer for Fatigue Mjij*^. Jackfini f, • ^ V 

'':-JyJ!p^- General Orders ' , " 

'As we have had intelleo^ence from Gen^ Tomas that the Resfulars are 
Like to make an invation that way that no officer no soldier prefume to 
Leave the Camp or Lines this Day on any pretence whatever to see that 

; their mens aiines are in Good Order and properly equiped with Ammu- 
nition and the the whole be ready to turn out at a minuts warning Robber 
Smith of General putnams Regiment to turn out as Drum Major To this 
Camp till further Orders and that all the Drumers of the Difstant Reg:- 
iments attend every Day to practice ' : , . v 

■ ;fl:SSI;51'£--^ i^^y 3 1775 

Parole Lookout ; \ -^^ Countcrfisfn 

Field Officer of the Day To Morrow Col Manffield 
Field Officer of the Main Guard Lt Col Bond 
4:v, Field Officer fur Fatigue Maj"*. Durkee 

-, t I " 


General Orders ,'!^ r * . '-■■■■■■'■, 

v" : That one hundred men be Ordered with axes wedges and Beatles 
to go on fiitigue at two O Clock this after noon , ■■ ' 

General Orders July 3^ 1775 

By his excellency Gen^. Wafhington Esq^. Commander in Chief of the 
forces of North America that the Col : or Commandins^ officer of each 
Reo^iment is ordered forthwith to make two Returns of the number of 
men in their Refpective Regiments Diftinguifhing thofe that are Sick 
wounded or abfent on furlow and alfo all the Quantity of Ammunition 
of each Resjiment ^ >.:.. ....;. . ^ 

July 4'h 1775 ' Kl: :\-'.^:^^-'y'<^^^^^^^^^ General Orders , 

Parole Abington Counterfign Bedford 

Field Officer of the Day Col Doolittle v ^; : v , . - 

ricl J Officer of the ]:.Ltin Guard • Lt Col "Brown • 

Field Officer of the Fatigue Maj^. Stacy . ' 

General Orders 

That the officer of the Main Guard See that the Centrys have such 
orders as will make them alert upon their pofts as their is found great 
Difficiency & that the Rounds up(m the Main Guard Vifit the Centuries 
every hour & that the Centuries hail every perfon that pafses & if they 
cjui't give an account of themfelves take them up & Confine them and 
not to Difclofe the Counterfign to any perfon of what Rank soever if 
any one is found not doing his Duty either setting or sleeping or other- 
ways unright be having having upon his poft to be immeadiately confmd 
for Tryal and that no man Leave the Guard but that his cumrads carry 
hisprovefion to the Guard House 

That the Adjutand of evry Reg't bring on their men for Main 
Guard a 8 o Clock in the Morning precifely & if any one fail to be im- 
meadiately reported to the General ; y ,. 

General Orders Cambridge Head Quarters 'r- ':'r^''--y 

,-.::..:■,,■::.::/,::■. ■ . ' ^.^• .■::.;.'-Vv'--'-V;r:-^"- 'July 4*^-1775 '■ 

%his excellencv Gen^ Wafhinirton Esq^ • ;,- 

1^* A proper Return to be made by the proper Officers of the 
provefions Ordinance Stores Powder Lead working Tools of all kinds 
Tents camp Kittles and all other stores under their refpective care belong- 

' ;r., \ '.: 


ing to the Armyes in Cambridge & Roxbuiy the Comnianding OfBccr of 
every Reg*t to make out a return of the number of Blancketts wanted to 
compleat every man one at the leaft 

2^ that Iloii^'. Artemus AVard Charles Lee Phiib'p Shuly & 1^- 
M..'.::<:^- ■,/:"}■■:■:.■/ '■■J- ' '■^■: ■■.^y'. :■:'-■ ':^ . . ,-■;.-;.:':... - [Schuyler] . 

rael Putnam Esq^. are appointed Major Generals of the American Army 
By the Hon Contanential Congrefs and Due obedience are to be paid to 
them as such the Conianential Congrefs not having compleated the ap- 
pointment of the oilicers in s^ army nor had sufficient to prepare & for- 
ward their commifsions every officer to Continue to do Duty in the Rank 
& Station he at prefent holds untill further Orders 
-• 3d Tho^. Miffiin Esq^. is appointed By the Gen^ one of his aidder 

compts Jofeph Reed Esq^. appointed Secretary By the Gen^. they are 
in future to be confidered such 

. :-^ 4*^ The continential Congrefs havingnow all the Troops of the 
several Colliiiicb wIjIlIi Lave ben Raifed or may lie hereafier Raifed for 
Support and Defence of the Liberties of America into their pay and ser- 
vice they are now the Troops of the united provinces of North America 
& it is hoped that all Deftinctions of Colonies will be laid afide so that 
one and all the same spirit may annimate the whole and the only conteft 
who shall undertake on this j^reat & Tryino- Occation most efsential ser- 
vice in the £]:reat& Common caufe in which we are all engjan^ed 

5**^ It is required and expected Difipline & Due Subordination 
prevail through the whole Army as a failure of thefe efsential points 
nefefsaryly produce extreem hazzard Diforder and Confution & end in 
Shamfull Difappointment & Difgrace 
- ; ; *;ijg, ■ . Xhe Gen^ earneftly requires & expects Officers & Soldiers 
not ingaged in actual duty give punctual attendance on Divine service 
to implore the Blefsiug of heaven on the Means ufed for our Safty &> 
Defence - ,..,^,'-- -■>.-; .^^•-^ ■',;:-..■■,-,■.■ ;,;.--,^- •■•/.-.;..■. .„,..-./^.j:.,.:- ■ 
- .. 7th -all Officers are required and expected to pay attention to 
keep their men neat & clean to Yifit them often at their Quarters &, in- 
culcate on them the necefsety of it as efsential to their health & service 
they are to see that they have Straw to Ly on if to be had and to make 
it known if they are Deftitute of this Article they are to take care that 
that necefiriesare provieded in the camp& freequently cleanfed to prevent 
Being oflcnsive & unhealthy proper notice will be taken of such officers 
& men as Diflinguish themfelves by a Due attention to thofe necefsary 

Duties .,^. ' '.' '..■;"■,"'■:/'■;;;:.-"■ ----- ■ _ - • - ■ 

' (To he continued.) / , ' 

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Oration of Henry Ware Putnam, 
July 4, 1893 : "An alien rac<j in our midst, 
■with us but not of us, is an inevitable peril 
to a government and to a social order in 
wliich all are to participate as sovereiixns 
and as ••quals. In Europe, as Avitli us, it 
lia?; been the radical difference of race and 
civilization in eacii case wiucli liii^ made 
the danjicr — a danger instinctively felt 
rather than clearly reasoned out, but al- 
most equally deep in each case. 

We must free our minds from cant in 
both directions on this question ; from the 
cant of the mere humanitarian and theo- 
rizer, as well as from that of the dema- 
gogue of the sand-lots. We may over- 
whelm a petty Geary act with our ridicule 
aud contempt, as it richly deserves, but 
let us not be led away in our philanthrop- 
ic zeal so far as to deny the right of the 
government, when not precluded by its 
own treatise, to limit or forbid the immi- 
gration of aliens or order their deporta- 
tion after they have immigrated. No 
KJore vital and fundamental principle un- 
<lerUes all government than this right, 
and no more salutary decision has ever 
been rendered by the supreme court of the 
I nited States than its recent vindication 
of our right as a nation to protect our bor- 
'-«^rs from undesirable immigration and 
preserve from danger what we have al- 
•"vady nchieved in building up a govern- 
^'^\M and a social order. It would be well 
^'»r us if the whole pestilent and blood- 
*Ulned honle of Anarchists, for instance, 
^*^ never been allowed to enter the coun- 

try, and if now they should be deported 
as public enemies, with the recreant gov- 
ernor of Illinois at their head. They are 
outlaws, and have no place in the Ameri- 
can commonwealth. The extent and man- 
ner in which such right shall be exj^rcised 
will always be a delicate question, and 
the te^^t rnTist filwnvs be the purely prac- 
tical one of expediency. 

The question must be, at any given 
moment : 'Have we so digested and as- 
simulated what vfQ have got that we can 
receive more without imperilling the re- 
sults which it is the mission of the Anglo- 
Saxon race to accomplish?' And in an- 
swering it we should take counsel exclu- 
sively, neither of our overconfidence nor 
of our fears ; neither of our humane de- 
sire to give a home to all the sons of men 
and our commercial zeal to develop rap- 
idly our material resources on the one 
hand, nor of mere prejudice against for- 
eign races on the other. 

Our destiny, as a place of refuge and a 
home for'mankind, is indeed a noble one, 
but we can be such a home only so long 
and so far as we preserve intact and se- 
cure those distinctive features which first 
irresistibly drew and still draw toward 
our hospitable shores the wandering foot- 
steps of all the races of mankind. 

The question is peculiarly one to be 
considered and acted upon, so far as may 
be, in the clear cold light of reason, un- 
clouded by either sentiment, fear, or prej- 
udice ; and such checks should be unflinch- 
ingly applied to immigration as shall keep 



us always well within the danger line. At 
the present moment it would seem that 
we have decidedly less restraint than is 
desirable npon immigration from Europe, 
and that greater caution is needed. We 
have been too hospitable to the Anar- 
chist, the Nihilist, the Socialist, the Dyn- 
:amiter. We gamble with our birthright." 

In March we issued 10,000 copies of this 
magazine which were distributed freely 
to such persons as it was supposed were 
interested in the Held covered by the 
magazine. The results of the large is- 
-sue were very favorable and many sub- 
scribers ViCVQ added to our list, anIucIi 

was encouraging; but far more satisfac- 
tory to the editor were the large number 
of appreciative letters received, containing 
promises of copies of records, and future 
notes of interest to our readers, from all 
parts of the country,'. 

We welcome items of historical interest 
from all quarters as well as articles of 
length on the same subjects. The ad- 
dresses of students of genealogy, history 
or archaeology will be greatly appreciated 
hy the publisher in order that copies of 
the magazine may be sent them for in- 


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This department is open to all subscribers of this Magazine, encii subscriber having 
the right to insert a query. Non-subscribers oi)lain the same privileue upon payment 
of one dollar for each query inserted. Each insertion is repeated in our next number 
free of cost. ■;„; ,.v-.:-^ ;'.:',:,..;:.- ^;.\, 

It is hoped that by the aid of this department much valuable information vrill be 
brought to light and that many, searching the same fields, who otlierwise would be 
unknown to each other, will l)e brought into communication vviLli one another. 

All notes upon subjects of interest to our readers vrill be gratefully received and will 
>>o ir!«:pftpd in thi«! df^nnrtmoiit, Addrejss Tior 30]^ Solcm. 3fiss. 

We keep a record of Genealogies in preparation, additions to which we shall publish 
In each number. To add to tiie completeness of our list, information regarding yuch 
work, as also town and country histories in preparation, is solicited. 

• V -:■■■:'■■::■-':'■''.'■'-- queries.- .;.;■;-■,-.,■•' 

12. Browx. — Was Andrew or Allison His wife W'as Molly Smith who died about 

the correct name of the father of Eliza- 1844, aged 86. She is said to have had a 

beth Brown, wife of Matthew Libby ? The brother in Boston, a merchant. To what 

Browns were of Scarboro, Me. family did William belong? Also his wife? 

13. Lawrence. — Major Eleazer, born 
1674, died 1754; married Elizabetli, who 
died 29 June, 1761, aged 82. Who was 
Ms wife? ■ '^v^;^;':'.; .;•::- ^>W';\::.i^/:<V-:^-^- ■■■■'■,/-#; :^: 

14. FARNU]Nr. — Of Andover. Is anyone 
engaged in looking up this family? 

15. Jellisox.— Olive, bom at Scituate> 
or Kennebunk ; died at the age of 80 or 90 
years ; married Ebenezer Work w ho was 
^m about 1722. Can anyone give any in- 
formation concerning the Jellison family? 

17, PuRiNGTON. — Mary, married Tay- 
W Small of Harpswell, Me. and died about 
5*^35. He was born about 1745. Informa- 
tion wanted of both him and his wife. 

19. Welch. — Capt. William of George" 
^own, Me.; died at Kichmond, Me., 1844, 
*?ed93. Was he born in North Yarmouth? 

20. Newton. — Wanted: the origin and 
ancestry of Mary Newton, born in Hamil- 
ton, Mass., about 1788. She married about 
1810, George Davis, an Englishman, had 
two sons, George and John. She died in 
Salem, Mass., May, 18G8. Did any of her 
ancestors serve in the Revolution? 

Please reply to Mrs. George C. Night- 
ingale, Jr., 

r 54 North Main St., 

. ' , ' Providence, R. I. 

21. Young. — Can any one give infor- 
mation of the parents of Joseph Young? 
He was the first organist after the Revo- 
lution, at St. Peter's church, Salem. 

Mrs. George C. Bosson, 

. , Reading, Mass, 

28. Jewett. — Thaddeus, born about 
1730 to 1750. Where was he born and 




when? He is supposed to be of the 
Rowley family but may have gone to Con- 

' TV. K. .Tewett, 

' •.', . , • • Bridgeport, Conn. 

29. Amesbury, West Amesbuky, Ja- 
MACO, Mekkimack. — Copies of early rec- 
ords, extracts from the same, early epi- 
taphs, will be gladly welcomed by the 
editor of this magazine, for the purpose 
of printing in these pages ; also records of 
any of the towns now in New Flampshire 
which formerly belonged to Massachu- 

30. SiBBORN. — Savage mentions John 
Sibborn of Boston, who with wife Mary, 
joined church 10 Aug., 1G44. They had 
daughters Mary and Deborah baptized 
1 May, 164G, and Elizabeth baptized 11 
Aug., I<i44. Did Elizabeth mnrrv 8 July, 
1660, Thomas Farnam of Andover? If so» 
she died 26 Auir., 1683. What became of 
this Sibborn family? ' 

• 33. White. — Information wanted of 
the descendants of Jonathan White, jr., 
who was born in Lancaster, Mass., Mar. 
12, 1740. Graduated at Harvard College, 
1763; went to Vermont about 1776-7. 

Also the descendants of Jonathan White, 
born in Pittsfield, N. H., 1780; married a 
Miss Clark ; removed to Maine about 1830, 
with four sons : Mortimer, Josiah, Frank* 
and More Clark White, and two daughters 
names not known. M. L. W. 

34. Low. — Nathaniel Low of Ipswich, 
Mass., married Abigail Riggs, July 15, 
1722; she died Aug. 6, 1774, aged 72 years. 
Their children were : (1) Abigail (2) Mary 
(3) Rachel (4) Nathaniel (5) Dorothy 
(6) Lois (7) Eunice (8) Elizabeth (9) 
John (10) Edward. 

Will some of your readers please give 

me the christian name of the father, and 

the maiden name of the mother of the 

above Nathaniel Low, and the dates of his 

children's births and who and when they 

married? ;:-;;- 

Waiuien Ladd, 

" "Dec. 31, 1892. New Bedford. 

35. THOiiNn.Y.— Samuel Thornily mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Col. Israel and 
granddaughter of Gen. Israel Putnam. 
Wanted date of marriage and death of Mr. 
and Mrs. Thornily. Names of their chil- 
dren with dates of birth, death, marriage, 
etc. Also parentage and date of birth 
of Samuel Thornily. 

36. Craig. — Joel Craig married Eliza- 
beth, sister of Sarah above. The same 
are wanted concerning this family as facts 

37. Mayo. — Daniel Mayo married 
Mary, sister of the above Sarah. Same 
facts desired as in the two preceding 
queries. ■; •;;••;• .■■'■' . .-• - -■■;;.■■ 

38. Redington. — Daniel Redington mar- 
ried in Topsfleld March 23, 1680, Elizabeth 
Dnvid«:on. Jncob Redinijton, their son, 
married in Topsfield, Nov. 12, 1719. Eliza- 
beth Hubbard. Wanted the parents of 
Elizabeth Davidson and Elizabeth Hub- 

Harry Rogers. 

424 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

39. Skerry.— Wanted. The full names 
and place of residence of the parents of 
Samuel Skerry, also the date and place of 
his birth. He died at "Minas" in 1755. He 
was published at Rowley, Mass., in 1753, 
to Mary Kilborn. She was the daughter of 
George and Phebe (Palmer) Kilborn of 
Rowley, and was baptized there Mar. 26, 
1721. She died at Stark, Me., at an ad- 
vanced age. It is supposed that Samuel 
and Mary (Kilborn) Skerry had but one 
child, viz., David Skerry. It is tradition- 
al among the descendants of this son, 
that he lived with his widowed mother, 
in his early childhood, at Kittery, Me. 
Any information coiiceruing persons of 
the Skerry name is solicited.— A. C. P. 

40. Lamb. — In the records of Braiiitree, 
N. E. Register, July, 1883, is this item : — 
Steevin Scott and Sarah Lamb were mar- 
ried 5th mo. 27, 1664 by Mr. Bellingham. 
When and where Avas Sarah Lamb born 
and what were her parent's names? 



41. KiNGSLEY.— Has any one attempted a 

genealojry of this family? If so, please 

-write to 

Frank B. Lamb, 

:^^ 4: Westfield, N. Y. 

42. Can any of yonr readers supply tlie 
inissing words in the following rhyme, 
which was found in an old diary of the 
date of 1675, written in short hand, some 
of the characters, however, could not be 

"Ill thrives the hapless female that shows 
A cock that is silent and an- hen that 


1 (truly?) - — your unnatural lives 

Obeying husbands faithful 


43. OiiADiAH Delano was married, in 
1798, to Asenath Metcalf, at Keenc, N. H. 
His parentage is craved. It seems as 
though he must have oeeii a hciou ul iLo 
Connecticut branch of Philip Delano's 
(de la Noye) family, as it spread from 
Plymouth and Dartmouth, Mass. 

E. W. L. 

44. Masonic. — In 1778 there was a 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons or- 
ganized in Danvers, known as the United 
States Lodge, and any information as re- 
gards the following list who were mem- 
bers of it would be thankfully received by 

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Daaiel Adams. The Beverly records 
read: Daniel Adams of Salem, married 
Miss Elizabeth Batchelder of Beverly, 
March 14, 1773. In 1788 he conveys land 
in Boxford, in Beverly, May, 1788, and in 
Salem, June, 1788, with Ilepzibah, his 
wife, which may have been his second 
^ife. D. A. may be a descendant of the 
Ipswich branch of the Adams'. 

Ebenezer Andrew, son of Thomas and 
Sarah Andrew, born in Danvers Dec. 24, 

nsL o. s. 

Kichard Porter Bridge. Mathew Fair- 
field, of Wenham. Sanmel Fairfield of 
Wenham. Dr. Nathaniel Gott of Wen- 
Uam. Daniel Gideons or Giddcns may 
liave come from Beverly or Ipswich. 

Nathaniel Greenwood. Epliriam Jacobs. 
Joseph Knowlton of Wenham. Jacob 
Oliver. John Piemont kept a hotel in 
Danvers about 1774 to 1784, and then kept 
a hotel in Ipswich; died in Boston, Sept. 
17, 1S02, figod 85 years. William Perkins. 

Francis Porter, son of Benjamin and 
Eunice Porter, born in Danvers, Sept 22, 
1748. O. S. He married Miss Mary Gott 
of Wenham, April 12, 1772. I think he 
moved to Wenham, as his name appears 
on the list of Wenham Minute men, also 
on the list of the Revolution. He owned 
land in Wenham. 

Bichard Quarter mas lived in Beverly and 
married Miss Hannah ; a mariner. 

John Stacy, lived in Danvers in 1778 
and previous ; afterwards at Beverly. 
Daniel Squires. ' 

Moses Titcomb (of Wenham) married 
Miss Elizabeth Gott. The Danvers rec- 
oids say uoili of Diiiivers, TTo gonveys 
land in Wenh;jm, in 1785, with Elizabeth 
his wife. I think they must have moved 
to Wenham and lived on the west side 
near the Gotts. 

David Verry, son of John and Elizabeth 
Verry, born in Danvers, May 15, 1755. 
Fifth of twelve children. His father and 
mother lived on the Verry plain, so-called 
in South Danvers, now Peabody. 

Joseph Wyer. Francis Yates' certifi- 
cate of marriage was issued at Danvers, 
Feb. 22, 1787, and Sarah Eudicott's, both 
of Danvers. 


36. Gardnkr.;— In answer to P. CMI. 
The Peregrine Gardner alluded to may be 
identical with that Peregrine who was 
son of George and Lydia (Ballou) Gardi- 
ner. See Austin's Gen. Die. of R. I., 

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J. O. Austin. 

John Walke. — (See April number, p. 
340, Vol. I). '^ • 

Abigail Osgood, widow of Samuel Os- 
good, late of Salem, tanner, deceased, 
deeds to Joseph Swett of Marblehead, 
merchant, home lot No. 112, lots Nos. 48, 

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1. The Perkins Family in England, 15 10-1654. By D. PV. 

Po'kijis, continued, . ... . v ' , .. . -. .. .- 85 

II. From Revoluiionary Rolls, ^Lass. Archives Essex, Co., . . ..93 

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1510-1654. V 


This series of abstracts of Wills is published with a view to preserv- 
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the Perkins fiunily in En2:land. r ■:.-,.-■;■..■;■.. .-yi: -.- - 

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be done, in a comprehensible form and several tabular pedigrees will be 
giv^en in connection with the wills ; and wherever relationship is assert- 
v} reforen^e to t} few wills will enable the reader to veivify or, it maybe, 

: The Lichfield Probate Registry, from which many of the following 
abstracts were taken, embraced within its jurisdiction several counties 
in which there were residing numerous families of the names of Par- 
kyns, Perk^'ns, Perkins, etc., at a very early date. Some of the fam- 
ilies were nearly related ; some were distantly connected, while others 
still derived their descent and name from ancestors unknown to us. 

This series of Lichfield wills was abstracted by AVilliam Deller, Esq., 
a resident of Lichfield, Staffordshire, who has been employed often, by 
one of the officials of Heralds' College, London, to make genealogical 
searches ; which fact proves his competency and reliability in perform- 
ing such work. ; ' 

The oldest wills recorded in the Lichfield Probate District are to be 
found in the Episcopal Registers, feut they are, as yet, unindexed ; how- 
ever, copies of later ones are preserved and indexed in the Registry 
where they can still be seen. ^^ , v ^v^^ 

AVith regard to the District Probate Registries and when they were 
established, Mr. Deller, under date of February 12, 1892, writes as 
Allows: ■••"'"'■■■■■:■' ■';^'^ ' /- —■::^-- 

**I have never met with any reliable information [as to how and when 
"ley were first established], but they seem to have become pretty gen- 
eral about 1520." ;:..i...^-::,,:,.:..^:3,^::,v^u^-.^^ '.^ ■ 


"My own view is this : that previous to that period wills when proved 
were handed bnck to those interested ; the chnrch had the jurisdiction 
and doubtless instituted the practice of 'proof to ascertain what bene- 
,,, .factions were made in her flivor ; this seems to be borne out by the fiict 
that in the present ^Bishop*s Registry' [in Lichfield] there are copies 
of wills in books registered as early as 1490 ; there are no indexes to 
these." ,.• .^.^., .-- ^-.^' -■■,/.>v- V-,. -^,.v::-r :--.^.vv^:. v;---- ■- : ■ . ■ " - ■' 

"I am informed, and I believe, in these instances there are bequests 
to the church." ... ^.. 

Henry VIII was not such a slave to the church and probably instituted 
, general registration of wills with a reverse object to the former practice. 
' ' It is hoped that this series will be supplemented with others so that 
J the connection of American immigrants of the name of Perkins Avith 
some known English families may be clearly and indisputably estab- 

D. W. Perkins. 
. Utica, JSr. Y,, Oct, 17, 1893, 


Il)aru)ick5l)irc lUills. 

. . , . . COVENTRY. 

.-. ■ ., 1510 ''TESTAMENTU2I ALTCIA PABKYNS." .'■'■::.:.■.'.■-:■// 

Extracted from the Registry of the Lord Bishop of Lichfield. 

Extract from the Episcopal Act Book for 1510. 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the xxv day of August the yere 

of our lorde mV^ and X - .... ..i:.:..- 

I ALICIA PARKYNS late wyfF and executrixx unto Thomas byddys 
& Harre Sansom beyng seke in body howle of mynde make this my full 
wyll & last testament * c v ; - 

V'' ffyrst I bequeyth my sowle to almighty god our lade sent mare and all 
the hole company in hevyn my body to be beryd in the church of the 
Trinity in Coventre next unto the sepulcur of harre sansom kite my 

And I wyll the church wardens of the same have vl s viii d Itm I 
bequeyth to the hygh auter of the same church xx s for the discharge of 
tythes of harre sansoms aiid myn Itm I bequeyth to yche j\uter in the 
same church viij d Itm I bequeyth to the mother churches Coven & Lich 


vilj d Item I bequetyh to Mr. John duddisbere vij £ for such causes 
as I am in dett for to hym & to hys wyff Itm I bequeyth to Syr «Toha 
Sansom my son the termys of my howse in the west orcharde & all the 
godys in the same howse & he to pay Jamys "Welford in London vij £ 
or ells thre clothes vij £ in part payment of hys fiithers detts harre 
sansom and he die or hytt be performed I wull yt mayster John duddis- 
bere have the seyd bequest & to perform the same payment and the resi- 
dew to dispos for m}' sowle and my husbands Itm I wyll yt ]\Ir. John 
duddisbere and Mr. Roger Sutton have my vij clothes in the hows of 
Mr harre parkyns to delyver them to the forsayde Jam3^s Welforde in 
London as they and he can agre in part payment of xlvij £. Itm I be- 
queth to margaret hobson my scarlette curtyll a tawn gown lynyd with 
buckeram Itm a sylver harnest gurdyll the cors grene Itm I bequeyth 
to Alicia Wodlyff my best vyolet curtyll with a vyolet gownc traynyd 
lynyd with buckeram and a sylver harnest gurdyll with a V3^olet cors 
ItUi I bcqucylli to Elezabetli duddisberre my gown of niorray in gray 
furyd with colabur Itm I bequeyth to Mr. harre parkins Ix £ remayn- 
yng in hys handys in rede money and he to pay for all the cost at my 

hereyng & the bequest in Trinitie church and to the church of 

Lylborn in Northampton Schyre xx s Itm I bequeth to the Warden of 
Knoll vi s viij d to the reparasyon of Wygnok lane Itm I bequeyth to 
John Arlage my friend ij yeards cloth murrey beyng at John bradbers 
and X s & a Avhite rubyn with ij sylver agellets parsell gylt a smoke a 
peyr beads of Jeatt with a sylver gawdes Itm I bequeyth to Annee 
Hobson my blake gow^n the upper body furryd with white lame Itm I 
bequeyth to John Knyght a grene gowne a vyolet curtyll & apporn a 
smoke Itm I bequeyth to the dyars in Coventre my howse in byshop 
street and they to kepe a yerely obbet for my husbands sowle and myn 
of viij s & iiij d and the mayre to have xx d yerely of the same to see 
hyt performed Itm I bequeyth toyche flVeree in Coven vj s viij d Itm I 
wyll that all my plate with all other goods and detts yt perteyned tome 
and that was my ij husbands Thomas Bydds and harre sansom rcmayne 
to Mr John duddisbere and Syr John Sansom to pay my detts and my 
^J husbands Thomas Bydds & harre sansom 

And I make Mr. John duddisbere and Syr John Sansom my execu- 
tors to dispose for m}' sowle and my ij forsayd husbands 

And I wull yt my lorde bysshop of Coven & Lich be overscar of this 

■■<: .•; 


my testament to have for his laburs xl s to a pore scholar in Cambridge 
or Oxford . : , '» 

.,,.'< ., thee bey ng Witnesseth 

,. ]VIr John duddiabere 
- < , -■ \, -V,' . ' , John tJonson Ciokok 

' , . ^ ' . ' ,, - ' ^ John Jollerey 

^'[<- y \ ^ Elezabeth JclFerey 

{ . / " ' . * , . with many other the 

Da and yere above wrytn " 

"I certify the above to be a true Copy 
' ' (signed) Hubert C. Ilodson, - . . • - - 

>- . '" '^ Registrar of the Diocese of - • ' 

■' Lichfield." . • ' -" 

* " Diocesan Regibtry, ■ .^ - "" ' " ~ - 

' Lichfield, " ' ^'' . - ~ ^ . .. . ■ 

May 1, Iftiio. - . . ' 

(Wm. Dellek, 
' ' ' • , 1 . Lichfield, England.) 

1529 Henry Perkyns of Coventry, Grassier. In his Avill, dated 15 
May, 1529, he directs that he shall be buried in the Lady Chapel of 
Trinity Church, Coventry, leaves legacies to Withibroke, Foleshill, & 
Sow churches, and mentions his House in Dogge Lane Coventry. 
' He names, Dorothy "my W}^^ ^' Executrix, Eobert Perkyns "my 
Brother;" Willm Dale, "Wever," Overseer, Warliche. Sir Wm. ; 
Awood, Thos., Baker; Forster, Wm., Yintner, Witnesses. 
: Proved at Lichfield, 18 January, 1529 by Dorothy the relict. 

— Lichfield Eegi^try 

■* T r " 1 ' » 

' ■ ' - ' ' ' ■ ANSTIE. " ■ -' 

1599 Thomas Perkines of Anstie in the County of the city of Cov- 
entry, chapman. 

In his will, dated 1 June, 1599, he directs that he shall "be buried in 
the church yard of Anstie," and mentions : William Perkines "my son," 
Henry Perkines "my son," Isabel, "mj^ daughter." To An Hartopp 
"my daughter," — her mother's best gown. Lewis Hartopp, John Har- 
topp, Sons of said An Hartopp; Margery "my daughter;" Michael 

'the TERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1653. 89 

■^ ■■:■■■■ '■■•• * ,.'.'"■ -~ 

Perkines, "my son" — Executor. John Ward and Michael Petepher 

Overseers ; Anthony Peteplier, Henry Caudewell, Witnesses. 

^^ The inventory, dated 7 June, 1599, was taken by Edward Fardon, — 

appraiser. ,,,■ _,;,- ^.„ - ; ■:.-,•„.■-;;,..-,,:.•■.■,.,,.;.-.,„..,-.,,.■.,..,;.:... . -. ,..-,. 

Amount £15 9s. lOd. . ^ 

Proved at Lichfield, 9 July, 1599, by Michael the son. 

, , . - , — Lichfield Registry, 

' ' ' , . ^ Act Book No. 10, Pacre 6. 


1528 Thomas Perkyns, of Hillmorton. In his w^ill which was dated 

3 April, 1528, and proved 21 April, of that year, he directs that he 

shall be buried in the parish church of St. John Baptist, in Hillmorton ; 

refers to lands and tenements in Hillmorton and Lilborne ; and mentions : 

Thomas Clarke and Alys *^my wife," executors; Henry "ni}^ son," 
Jone & JolvcUi, "my daaghtcis." George Cabe <So Richard Smyth, 
Supervisors ; Sir John Grendon, Yicar of Hillmorton ; Sir John Stooks, 
Sir Thomas Bolland, William Bayle, Richard Home, John Cumpton, 
Roger Jones, Witnesses. 

The will was proved at Lichfield, by Thomas Clarke, with "power re- 
served for Alys the relict." 

: -^: v,,.' ' .': / — Lichfield Registry, 

;^<?:5|:;^,4^-;y^^^^^^^ Series XL , ^ ^:, . 

Note.— John Grendon, Vicar of Hillmorton, D. 1552, (Will). Lilborne in Northamptonshire is also 
mentioned In the will of Alicia Parkyns, 1510. 

1538 Alice Perkyns of Hillmorton, Widow. In her will, dated 31 
July, 1538, she directs that she shall "be buried in the church of St. John 
the Baptist of Hyllmorton," and mentions : Jeyn Sleyter, "my daughter," 
Juliana Cumpton "my daughter," Henry Perkyns "my son," executor ; 
John Stokys, Gierke, Thomas Gierke, Richard Smyth, supervisors ; John 
Brendon, Gierke, George Dobbe, William Freman, Thomas Dunkele, 
Richard Bassett, witnesses. 

# The inventory, dated 10 Oct., 1538, was taken by: John Brendon, 
Gierke, William Buttye, William Freman, Thomas Dunklej^ Edward 
Twygare, appraisers. 

Amount £36 2s. Id. ._ 

Proved at Lichfield, 15 October, 1538, by Henry Perkins. 

' - , . ^.- . — Lichfield Registry, 

' ■ ^"^ ' ^ • Act Book No. 2. 


1546 Henry Perkyns of the parish of Hillmoiton. His will is 
missing. From the Act Book it appears the will was proved at Lich- 
field, 16 June, 1547, by: (Name illegible), Thomas Cumpton, Kichard 
Balye. Thomas i^erkyus, the son, is mentioned. - : 

:::-3e7K^v,i.-;i>-«;:;y- :rr::r-.-y^x '■'■<-■'■ ':^y'} .^^^s^-'v- ;----•■: --v ■ — Lichfield Registry, 

'''■^■'^■^'^■'^■^^■^'-'^ ^' ■ Act Book No. 4, Page 44. 

1592 Thomas Perkyns the elder of Hillmorton, Husbandman. In 
his, "will, which was dated, 16 September, 1588, he directs that he shall 
"be buried in the church or churchyard of Hillmorton ;" refei's to his "ten- 
ement and land in Hillmorton late inoccupation of Thomas Basset," and 
mentions: Alice "my wife," Henry Perkins "my eldest son," executor ; 
John, Edward, Luke, William, Thomas, Isache, "my sons." '^every of 
my sonnes children." "my brother Kebblers wife." Lyslye Kebble, 
Thomas Kebble, WilHam Perkyns "my brother." Edward Compton, 
Thomas Bottre, AVillyam Kebbell, Edward Heres, Nicholas Denell, 
Thomas Heres, witnesses. 

The inventory dated 29 March, 1592, was taken by : Richard Smyth, 
Thomas Garfilde, Thomas Perkins, appraisers. . ' 

Amount £192 10s. Od. ^^^^"^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^;^^^^'v^^^^^^^ 

Proved at Lichfield, 11 May, 1592, by Henry the son. 

- — Lichfield Registry, 

;C:^:^V^Sf'^^ ■■M/:-::^\^^ . Act Book No. 9, Page 25. 

1578 Joan Perkyns of Hillmorton, Countv of Warwick. 
• Letters of administration upon her estate were granted at Lichfield, 
17 June, 1578, to Thomas Perkins the brother. 

: :..-;. — Lichfield Registry, 

''/' ■- ■"' '•^;-^^-v:^:'-^-^:---^v j^ct Book No. 7, Page 103. 

1609 Henry Pirkixs of Hillmorton. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
5 April, 1609, to Thomas Perkins the son. 

' A bond was given for the tuition of: Margaret, Edward, Anne, Sarah, 
Francis, William, Lucy, Elizabeth and James Pirkins, "the other chil- 
dren." •■- ^■^^^'' '■"'■' ''^ '^::^'.-.Vl ■ ...:.■■;...:,..;-...; 

The inventory, dated 22 March, 1608, was taken by Rowland W^ilcox, 
Gent., Thomas Pirkins, John Sawbridge, Thomas Compton, "yeomen." 
. - Amount, £336, 8s. 8d. 

'" '^^^^^^^^^^-'c ^^^^^^^-'^;^- ; •• — Lichfield Registry, 

,,';;;'"■? -%:-^~l :.,:.,, ^ K-;- Act Book No. II, Piige 73. 

Note.— In 1601, Henry Perkins was one of the appraisers of the estate of William Kebble. 


J 1601-2 John Perkynes of Hillmorton in the County of Warwick, 
Husbandman. In his will, dated 17 December, 1601, he directs that he 
shall "be buried in the churchyard of Hillmorton," and mentions: Eliz- 
abeth Perkvnes "mv wile" — executrix : Tenements and land at Hillmor- 
ton, Edward "my son" under twenty-one, Herrie Perkins "my brother," 
"my brother Thomas Perkynes daughter, "Joan Stormant, servant, Ilich- 
ard Basset, "my mother" (no name), Isake Perkynes "son of my brother 
Thomas," Lewis Perkynes "my brother." Thomas Perkins "my brother," 
and Edward Shawe "my brother," overseers ; Willyam Portar, witness. 
The inventory, dated 2 January, 1602, was taken by John Sabradg, 
appraiser. , ''■■:■■.::''■. --K-'^-^'kr^^^^^^ '■■•'- 

Amount £154 14s. Od. - ^ ^^^^^^^ : ; 

Proved at Lichfield, 6 June, 1601-2, by Elizabeth the relict. 

— Lichfield Res^istry, 
':■:<''''' W^^y^^^^^^^^^^ Act Book No. 10, Page 73. : 

1603 John Perkins of Hillmorton, County of Warwick. 

Letters of Administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
24 Xovem1)er, 1603, to Thomas Perkins the brother, and the tuition pro- 
vided for of Edward Perkins the son, a minor. 

;: ; ,• ^^^^ ' . Lichfield Registry, 

'-'-^'■^^^^^^^^^^ • ^■.-/vvfeHiv;-^''^ Act Book No. 10, Page 124. 

1603 Elizabeth Pirkins of Hillmorton in the Count}^ of Warwick, 
widow, late wife of John Pirkins of Hillmorton, Husbandman. In her 
will, dated 29 June, 1603, she mentions : Edward Shawe "my brother," 

Shawe "my mother," Elnor Shawe "my sister," Henry Shawe 

**in.y brother," Mary Masters "my sister," Thomas Shawe "my brother," 
Agnes Shawe "my sister," Elizabeth Shawe "my goddaughter," Henry 
Pirkins "my brother," and his three daughters, Elizabeth Perkins "my 
sister," Joan Sturman, servant, Isaac Pirkins "my brother," and his 3 
daughters, Thomas Pirkins "my brother," & his 2 daughters, Edward 
Pirkins "my son," executor; Edward Shawe and Henry Pirkins "my 
brothers," overseers; William Porter, witness. 

The inventory, dated 11 July, 1603, was taken by: John Sherrodde, 
John Shawbridge, Nicholas Marston, "appraisers. 

Amount (not stated.) ► 


Proved at Lichfield, 13 August, 1603, by Edward Shawe the lawful 
uncle of Edward Pirkins the exor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
.,Tv.- , - - ' ActBook:No. 10, Pa^e 118. 

1619 Edward Perkins ofHillmorton in the County of Warwick. 

Letters of administration upon liis estate were granted at Lichfield, 
8 October, 1619, to Sarah Perkins of Hillmorton the relict, and the 
tuition provided for of: Judith, Francis, Alice, Edward and Isaac, chil- 
dren of the deceased, all being minors; surety, Richard Smith of Hill- 
morton, yeoman. 

The inventory, dated 18 August, 1619, was taken by: Thomas Per- 
kins, Jun., Thomas Perkins, Sen., Isaacke Perkins, Arthur Lovell, 
Henry Prate, Matthew Isham, ofHillmorton, appraisers. 
,^; ;.;<- w , Amount £95 17s. 4d. - . ; v - 

Debts owing to John Vrard of Hillmorton, William Proctor of Hill- 
morton, Richard Seaton of Wellford, County of Northampton. 

, V — Lichfield Registry, 

"' '',:'' '''■-'iy'^:^ Act Book No. 13, Page 26. / 

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^■^:-'^'- ARCHIVES. ■ 

Yxovoi pay roll of Capt. John Gay,' Col. Francis', Regiment presented 
29 Nov., 1776. .• ,-::;..-:• -'"..:,,,-.:•,:._„.,■:. 

of Micldleton. 

• Lieutenant^ Henry Herrick of Beverly. 

Thomas Whipple of Manchester. Daniel Peabody 

Solomon Lee ** " Andrew Peabody 

; ■'.: Jonathan Peabody of Middleton. = 

All privates, two days' service. v • ^ ^^ 

Province bounty roll of Capt. Silas Adams' Company in Colonel Whit- 
comb's Eegiment from the Massachusetts state. 

\-':.^^':-.... :.:,'-..' '■\-'-'-;^.^: ■^■■::y-'/-y Silas Adams, of Newbury, Captain. '. -■•..•: J >: :■.,.'> 

'V.- -'■- ^ ■';,;■ '. ■■'!-''- Lieutenants. '■'.' ' ' ' ■;"•.". '■'. 

Amos Bailey of Rowley. ^ 

Corporals. ; 

-Katthew Whipple of Danvers. 
,-.!-> . Sergeants. • 

Ezekiel Bailey of Rowley. 
Jedidiah Currier of Newbury. 
John White of Middleton. 
David Adams of Newbury. 

f: K'f- Drummer. 
John Chase of Newbury, , 

Sam^ Stone of Danvers. 
Enoch Dole of Newbury. 
Jona. Sheldon of Danvers. 
Nathan Smith of Rowley. 

'•■':?: '! ■ Fifer. 
Enoch Rolfe of Newbur3\ 

J ' . 

- Privates. 

Joshua Toppan 
Richard Jackman 
Amos Whitmore 
Moses Short 
Dan' Adams 
John Woodbury 
Parker Knight 
Wm. Plumer ■ 
l>avid Emery 
Sam'Jaques ./ 

of Newbury. 

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Jon a Charlton 
Robert Chase 
James Eollonsbe 
Amos Hale 
Isaac Plumer 
Stephen Adams 
Chase Colby 
Aquilla Chase 
Daniel Chaney 
Amos Emery 

of Newbury. 

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Joshua Boynton 

of Newbury. 

Richard Crispin 

of Danvers. 

James Martain* 

of Rowley. 

John Crowell 

(( n 

Richard Martain* 



•: Eben'" Eborn 

(< (C 

Richard Rolfe* 



^^- fj Israel Howyard 

(( (( 

Ainob Pwlncll 



'; Ebou'' iracinglirc 

(< ti 

Benj. Fellows* 



David Xewhell 

a n ' 

"Wm. Bailey 



James Plats 

(( (< 

Geo. Bailey 


*f '. 

Robert Stone 

it tt 

Thos. Ellsworth 



Wm. Stone 

tt tt 

Burpy Ames ■, 



John Sheldon 

(( (( 



Asa Stickney 

(( «( 

Joseph Todd 



" : Dan^ Towns 

tt tt 

Sara^ Hidden 



David Very 

., tt'y If 

Josiah Stickney 



V ;■ Peter Wait 

-. *' ^^/ ■-■*' 

Nath' Martain 



• Joseph Wyatts 

M << 

Joseph Brucklebank 


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Joseph Peabody 

" Middleton. 

Mose Richards 



David Bixby 

. (( (( 

Paul Jewett 



Wm. Wilson 

tt (( 

Jacob How 



Thos. Parkins 

( ( < t 

Thos. Andrew 

of Dj 

in vers. 

Ebeu"" Johnson 

ti (t 

John Browu 

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A slip s;iys, "service of Captain Adams* company may have been 
from Apr. 27 to June 27, same as Captain Johnson's in Col. Titcomb's 
regiment." See Vol. ii, folio 139. 

Endorsed. — Capt. Silas Adams' roll in Colonel Titcomb's Ecgiment for 
two months' service in Rhode Island allowed July 29, 1777. Vol. i, folio 
23. "■ ■ : ■■ - -- ■ ■.■■■:■-■■ 

The term of service was from seven to ten days, the latter for the men 
from Rowley and Newbury. The men of Danvers marched 140 miles, 
of Newbury 200 miles. ; . . - i ; \-: . 

Muster roll of company under command of Capt. Asa Prince to the 

1st Aug., 1775. ' . ,._.^,^_^ .,. :. .^ ,.^:_,^^. ./..:/•..; :.. - 

- . Asa Prince, of Danvers, Captain. 

' ' Stephen Wilkins, of Middleton, Xiewfeuanf. V ' 

Arch. Bachelder, of Rowley, Ensign. . ■ . 


Peter Welsh of Dublin. 
Ezekiel Cooper of Rowley. 
Phinehas Putnam of Danvers. 
Aquilla AVilkins of Middleton. 


David Wilkins of Middleton. 
Samuel Wyat of Danvers. 
David Right of Middleton. 
Levi Hayward of Danvers. 

♦Served twenty days; rest two months. 




Wm. Brown, of Boston, Fifer. 

Ezra Putnam, of Middleton, Drummer, 


James Buxton 

of Dauvers. 


of Dauvers. 

Ephraim Bary 

(( a 

Joseph Nichols 

" Middleton. 

David Bixby 

'« Boxford. ^. ;: 

John Cakes 

(( <( 

Job Bancroft 

*' Lynn, . , . 

:> Israel Putnam 

" Dauvers. 

Jonas Colyer. 

(( (( 

Beauisley Peabody 

" Middleton. 

Dudley Curties 

" Middleton. 'J 

Sam' Peabody 

(( (< 

Asa Case 

(( ■ 4t - 

.:.f: Benj. Rea 

" Dauvers. 


'* Dan vers. 

Abraham Smith 

" Boxford. 

Asa Dwinel ' ' 

(( (( 

■; Jacob Stiles 

" Andover. 

Daniel Downing 

*' Newbury. 

Israel Thomas 

'♦ Middleton. 

Nath^ Every 

" Heading. 

:/ Thomas Thoyet 

** Reading. 

Samuel Ellinwood 

" Beverly. 

Moses Town .; 

" Andover. 

Kehemiah Fuller 

" Middleton. 

David Very 

" Dauvers. 

Benj. Fowels 

" Dauvers. 

Joshua Wyat 

tC tt 

David Foster 

" Watertowu. 

John White 

" :lh :•-•' 

Andrew Grcv 

*' Salem. 

Thos. AV ilk ins 

" Middleton. 

Asa Good ale 

" Dauvers. 

Enos Wilkins 

(( (( 

Ebeu'" Johnson 

" Andover. 

; Wm. Wilkins 

(( it 

James Johnson 

" Dauvers. 

Reuben Wilkins 

(c <t • 

John Marble 

" Middleton. 

John White, jun. 

" Dauvers. 

Benj. Mackiutire 

*' Reading. 

Abram Dampley 

U (( 

"\Vm. Mackiutire 

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Stephen Curlins 

" Middleton. 

Eben'" Mackiutire 

** Dauvers. 

Israel Curlins 

(( (1 

These men enlisted between the dates of April 25 and June 26, 
the most however on May 4. They marched from twelve to thirty- 
six miles ; those of Lynn the former and those of Rowley the 
latter, v;:;;;.;.;,. •■-::■;:.:. ,-*^,,- :-. v.: •,. .:-v. ..V- , v.; : •■■^' ;, :\;-.. .-.;-.- v^v- ••. :.;:.-{■■■:. 

The term of service was mostly a little over three "months. 


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Ix the conrse of the events connected with the naval histoiy of the 
United States, and the naval glory of the country, the "Constitution," 
familiarl}' known as *'OId Ironsides," gained an honorable distinction not 
surpassed by any other warship on this or on. the other side of the Atlan- 
tic. Haifa century of active service and a century of an existence has 
endeared her to the nation. It is seldom, indeed, that men have ever 
come to love and respect a mere machine as "Okl Ironsides" is loved and 
respected, and it is ho[)ed tiie day may be far distant Avhen this noble 
vessel (now Ivins^ in Portsmouth harbor at the advanced a2:e of one bun- 
dred years) will cease to float as a relic of the past. 

In her list of commanders will be found the names of Talbot, Nichol- 
son, Preble, Decatur, Rogers, Hull, Bainbridge, and others of modern 
date, renowned for their courage, enterprise, and devotion to the flag. 

Neither disaster nor disgrace ever befell any man who filled this honor- 
able station, though the keel of this bold craft has plowed nearly every 
sea, and her pennant has been seen abroad in its pride in the hostile 
presence equally of the Brittan, the Frenchman, and the Turk. 
■ This famous warship was built under a law that was approved by 
Washington himself, as President, March 27, 1794. The law authorized 
the construction of six frigates ; was a consequence of the depredations 
of the Bey of Algiers upon the commerce of the States. The keel of one 
of the four largest of these was laid down at Charlestown Neck, and 
named *^The Constitution". Her rate was 44 guns. Her first comman- 
der was Capt. Samuel Nicholson. ' ^ - 




Away back in the time of President Jackson, there was nothing which 
stirred up the partisan feeling more than the United States Bank of which 
Nicholas Biddle was president. The Whig party warmly espoused the 
course of the bank, which the Democratic party, led by GeneralJackson, 



as earnestly opposed its re-charter. Party spirits seldom ever rose higher 

than in the discussion of that question. This fact is pretty generally 

known, but we imagine few of the present generation ever heard of a 

remarkable incident which caused a great deal of animadversion at the 

time, and that is the sawing ofl'of the figure-head of Old Hickory from the 

U. S. frigate ^'Constitution" lying at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The 

Whigs were violently opposed to the frigate being disfigured by bearing 
the head of Jackson, and so they found a daring fellow who performed 

the dangerous exploit of cutting it off. Luckily we have come across 

an account of the affair in a volume of the Jeffersonicm, published by 

Horatio King, and now in his possession. It is in this paper dated 

Febuaiy 22, 1836, and reads as follows : — ■ ^. ^., 


We have the followed facts from a source in the correctness of which 
our readers may place entire confidence. They cannot have forgotten the 
noble exploit, the history of which is here given. The cutting ^ff of the 
figure-head of the frigate "Constitution" gave the Whigs almost as much 
pleasure at the time of the achievement as the re-charter of the U. S. 
bank does at the present day. . : • 

**A bold seaman named Dewey, brother of the parson, was 
operated upon by two of the opposition in Boston, who told him he 
could not take the head off — that he dare not do it ; and finally stimulated 
him to the attempt by a bet of $100 each that he would not. He accor- 
dingly, alone and unaided suceeded in the attempt and brought off the 
head. Shortly after the head was carried to a Whig dinner and supper 
at Salem, and w^as afterwards made a part of the entertainment at a 
party given to Mr. Biddle, when a subscription of $5 each was made to 
remunerate the two Whigs who had lost their $200 in their bet with 
Dewey. Dewey next travelled to New York, having letters to some of 
the select and trusty in that city ; but having there given some cause for 
iUfipicion in regard to the affair, he was kidnapped and put in a madhouse 
to prevent discovery and disclosure ; there he was kept for several months 
until he contrived to give information to his friends who procured his 
release. Dewev, afterwards, went to Washinsfton with his fii>ure-head, 
3ih1 it is said, showed it to the President, or one of his secretaries, telling 
tiie whole story to the great delight and amusement of Old Hickory. 

The head is now in Washington. It is very neatly sawed off just below 

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the nose, and the only signs of mutilation it bears is the loss of the ears 
which the gallant, honorable, highminded Whigs of Boston cut off at the 
famous Biddle feast in that city, to show their valor, and take their 
revenge upon the man who had handled their friends so roughly at 
New Orleans." : ■ ■■■■■:.^^ ■■-■:^ ■-,..:.::.-, :::^>:r---- ^ ^■'>^v:>, ','::-■■■■ ■■-.-,...■-■: 

• ,,/,;;.;.;.^i'':V;:.jfe''r;'' ' GENERAL JACKSON's VISIT TO BOSTON. ,■'■■. "'-J--:. 

y% In the spring of 1833, Commodore Elliot was appointed commander of 

. the Charlestown Navy Yard. He was a firm democrat, an ardent admirer 

of President Jackson. He took command of the yard a short time before 

V the President's visit to Boston. The General received a very cordial i 

;: reception from the democratic element. It was said at the time that the I 

/i\ horse on which Old Hickory rode was shod with silver shoes. The Com- 1 

. : modore, then formed the idea that he could not perform an act more | 

: patriotic and popular than placing upon the bow of "Old Ironsides" the § 

imaire of the man they were then so proud to honor. He communicated his I 

. '"■' *. . . . I- 

views to the commissioners of the navy who gave the act their official | 

; sanction? He had a number of precedents for his actions. During the | 
administration of John Adams, his image was placed on the corvette 
"John Adams." The image of Washington was put on the ship "Wash- 
ington." That of Franklin, on the "Franklin." Columbus on the "Colum- 
bus." The "Potomac" carried the head of Capt. John Smith. 

The figure-head for the "Constitution" was ordered by Commodore 
Elliott in June, 1833, while the President was in Boston. Elliott con- 
tracted with a Boston artist for the image to be carved from a hickory | 
block, for the sum of $300, payable on delivery at the Navy Yard. 

When this act of the Commodore became generally known the Whigs 
of Boston protested in strong terms against the old warship being used 
for that purpose. A hand bill was printed and scattered about the streets 
. of the city, calling on the "Boston Boys" the "North Enders," to 
assemble en masse and tear down the image if placed in the bow of the 
vessel. Here's an item from the said hand-bill : 

■'"■'■ "Freemen I Awake I ■"■^■"''v'!S'''W 

Or the Constitution will sink!" 

"It is a fact that the ^Old Glory President* has issued his special order 
for a colossian Figure of his Royal self, in Roman Costume to be placed as 
a Figure-Head on Old Ironsides ! ! ! Where is the spirit of '7G ? — where 

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the brave tars wlio fought and conquered in the glorious ship, — where 
tlie Bostonians who have rejoiced in her achievements? Will they 
consent to placing a figure-head of a Land Lubber at her bows ?' ^No !' let 
the cry he *A11 h:uids on deck' and save the ship by a timely remon- 
strance expressing our indignation in a voice of thunder, 'For God's 
sake, save the ship from the foul disgrace!*" T . - : 

c About the last of February, 1834, the carver informed the Commodore 

; that three highly respectable citizens of Boston had offered him the sum of 

fifteen hundred dollars for permission to carry the image away in the 

; night. He added that he might, if so disposed, realize twenty thousand 

dollars for it so great was the opposition in the city. The Commodore 

ordered it to the navy yard to prevent its being stolen or destroyed. 

A short time after this occurrence the following editorial appeared in 
tlic "Bunker Hill Aurora," a AVhig paper. It also occurred in the 
"Boston Daily Advertiser : " > .. " 

■ "that WOODEN IMAGE." j. ^ 

"That wooden Andrew Jackson has been placed on the bow of the 
noble and venerable ship, the Constitution. We have since visited the 
" navy yard and witnessed the desecration of this National ship to the 
very vrorst impulses of party sycophancy man worship ! We can regard 
the completion of this act of Commodore Elliott's in no other light than 
that of a mean and contemptible outrage upon the public feelings merely 
to gratify his own partisan partiality. It is a partisan act of one in the pay 
of the government, who is paid for his services for attending to the proper 
discharge of his ofHcial duty, and not for the adoption of measures of a 
party character, and not for making graven images for individual or public 
worship." . ^ . - 

Notwithstanding all the opposition and threats the famous figure- 
head was placed on the ship; and Commodore Elliott fully confiding in 
the integrity of all within the yard took no particular pains to guard it. 

The frigate being moored betw^een two ships of the line, both guarded 
by sentinels, he supposed no one could approach the vessel by water 
without detection, and knew that by land it was inacessible except hy 
treachery. But says an historian of the affair, an event occurred, which 
^ike the spot on Lady ]\racbeth's hand, it never can be washed out. On 
li very dark night and strong wind during a heavy shower of rain the 


head was sawed off. The following day the Commodore reported the 
affiir to the Navy Department at Washington : ' > ji^ ^^. ; 

■^>-.v^iHn^;^.^^ "Navy Yard, Boston, July 3, 1834. 

" Sir : — I herewith enclose a communication from Lieut. James 
Armstrong, of the receiving ship Columbus, relating to an outrage com- 
mitted upon the frigate Constitution, a vessel of war of the United States, 
while moored between the seventy-fours Columbus and Independence, at 
this yard, by some person or persons unknown. 

This insult to the government appears to have been long premediated, 
and while the head was in possession of the carver, a bribe was offered 
to him by three persons of high standing in the city, provided he would 
let them carry off and insult it unmolested. The bribe was rejected by 
the carver, who gave the information, which induced me to have it 
removed to and finished at the yard, as I informed the Department last 
March.^-''- ■-•■-'■' ^ ^ • -/^■' -■-•:•••■■•■■■ •■ :-yj ^-^ ■-:■■ ■■■:j---r '■::--'■ ._ 

Some one, however, last night, in spite of the sentinels and the watch 
on board of the Columbus, found means to carry the project into execu- 
tion during a severe storm of wind and rain. Suspicion rested first upon 
the marine on post and the ship keeper, but it seems to me that some 
person from outside of the yard concealed himself on board the ship 
durino^ the day, and at niojht, when the storm rao^ed at its hijjjhest 
accomplished his work and made his escape. The lower gate of the 
yard was found open in the morning. ^ r 

Immediately I sent for the carver and demanded the names of the 
three persons who offered him the bribe, this he declined to give unless 
compelled to do in due course of law. 

■\^;.^ :;^.:;/;/> ,:,;:■,■ . .^;:-. ^ ,■■•.■:/:>;•:>;,■ :,..-;::■ ::^,y-^^*v-''-'''': '"' I^espectfully, 

■ ,■ '%':'■:■ ^.:J-^-^'^-^'''^^y^^^^ D. J. Elliott. 

Hon. Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C." 

A few weeks after the figure-head was removed,. Nicholas Biddle, the 
president of the United States Bank, visited Boston, and fourty-four of 
the leadino* and most active Whij^^s invited him to an ev^enino- enter- 
tainment at one of the Boston coffee houses. After the cloth was removed, 
the servants were sent from the room, and the doors locked, the 
famous figure-head was laid upon the table, and the cheers which fol- 
lowed the act were loud and repeated over and over again. 
. Ex- Postmaster General, Horatio King, of Washington, informs us that 



this Dewey, whose christian name is Samuel W., was often at the Gen- 
eral Post Office Department between 1846 and 1856, when he became 
well acquainted with him. Mr. King says, he was a singular character, 
hut by no means wanting in sound sense. His visiting card was unique, 
representing, as it did, the figure of a saw and some other sign not 
remembered, and the trite words — "I came, I saw, I conquered." He 
minutely descrihed to ]\Ir. King how he performed the daring feat. He 
chose for the work a dark night when it rained in torrents accompanied 
by high Avind tliat whistled through the vessel's shrouds shutting out all 
other sounds. The guard, apprehending no intrusion, was, no doubt, 
at the same tinie out of the way shielding himself from the tempest. 
It is probable that Dewey is still living. Air. King had a letter from 
him dated at Philadelphia the 2d of February, 1889, in which he stated 
that he would be eighty-two on the 4;th of that March. Lieutenant Tyler, 
now holding a position at the Xavy Department, informs us that the 
said Jaclvson figure-head is now in one of the luni])er rooms of the Navy 
buildings at Annapolis, Maryland. 

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}^::^:^^.-y--^.y:%^. , BIRTHS— DAMON. 


1652, Mch. 18, John, son of John Damon. 

1G54, Aug. 26, Abigail, dan. of John Damon. 

1656, June 23, Samuel, son of John Damon. 

1661, Sept. 28, Joseph, son of John Damon. 

1681, Apr. 25, Samuel, son of Samuel and Mary Damon. 

1683, Oct. 22, INInry, dan. of Samuel and]\[ary Dnmon. 

1684, Lucy Ann, dau. of Thomas Damon. ^ 

1686, Ebenezer, son of Samuel and ]Mary Damon. . ^ 

1688, Ebenezer, son of Thomas and Lucy Damon. 
1691, Esther, dau. of Samuel and Mary Damon. 
1693, Benjamin, son of Samuel and Mary Damon. 
1693, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Lucy Damon. 

{Joseph, son J . ^ , 

and > of John and Ruth Damon. 
Mary, dan.) _ j 

1697, Sept. 10, John, son of Samuel and Mary Damon. >; 

1699, Nov. 20, Mehitable, dau. of Thomas and Lucy Damon. 

1701, Mar}^, dau. of Thomas and Lucy Damon. ' T"^ 

1703, Mar. 31, Tabitha, dau. of Samuel and Mar}^ Damon. 

1703, Dec. 25, Thomas, son of Thomas and Lucy Damon. 

1708, Feb. 4, Samuel son of Samuel and Priscilla Damon. 

1709, May 22, John, son of Thomas and Lucy Damon. 

1710, May 2, David, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Damon, 

1710, Dorcas, dau. of Ebenezer and Dorcas Damon. ,. 

1711, Mary, dau. of Joseph and Mary Damon. ;^ '^a,/ 

1711, Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Dorcas Damon [died young]. 

1712, Jonathan, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Damon [died young]. 

1712, May 1, John, son of Samuel and Priscilla Damon. 

1713, Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Dorcas Damon [died young]. 

1714, Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary Damon. 

1716, Feb. 20, Samuel, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Damon. 




1718, Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer and Dorcas Damon born in Cliarlestown. 
1718, Sept. 4, Martha, dau. of Benjamin and Mercy Damon. 
17'20., Hannah, dau. of Jose[)h and Mary Damon. 

1720, Nov. 2, Phebe, dau. of Ebenezer and Dorcas Damon. ' 

,; 1721, Apr. 1, Timothy, son of Benjamin and Mercy Damon. -. 

1721, Apr. 2, Ezra, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Damon. ' . 'C;; 

: 1722, Jabez, son of Joseph and Mary Damon. -■'." 

1723, Elizabeth, dau. of Ebenezer and Dorcas Damon. A •■^■ 

1723, Mar. 6, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Mercy Damon. 
" 1723, July 11, John, son of John and Rebekah Damon. ..,:..; 

1723, Aug. 4, Mary, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Damon. 

1724, Satah and Rebekah, daus. of John and Rebekah Damon. 

1725, Thomas, son of Ebenezer and Dorcas Damon. 

1725, Ilepzibah, dau. of Benjamin and Mercy Damon. ^ r ; i; 

1726, Sarah, dau. of John and Rebekah Damon. - V: 
1726, Mar. 17, Jonathan, son Ebenezer and Elizabeth Damon. .' 

;;■ 1726, Nov. 30, Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Mary Damon. , <^ ■ '^ - ■" 

.., 1727, Abi, sou of Benjamin and Mercy Damon. 

1739, Apr. 20, David and Esther, twin children of David and Esther Damon. 

1758, Edmund, son of Ezra and Ruth Damon. 
; 1759, Jan. 6, Benjamin, son of David and Estlier Damon. :;-■ ■ - 

1737, Feb. 24, Ebenezer, son of David and Esther Damon. 

1728, July 6, Edward, or (F^dmund?) son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Damon. 

From the foregoing it appears tliatan Ebenezer Damon, sou of Samuel and 
Mary, was born in 1686, and an P^benezer Damon, son of Thomas and Lucy, 
was born in 1688. '■: '■■ •.^"■■: ^. ■■>■-. '/V';- ^■■'■v ;''■■^■^■ - :.v..^ .- 

Evidently one of these Ebenezer Damons married Elizabeth Flint, daugh- 
ter of Sergeant George (see Flint Genealogy), in 1709 ; and the other married 
Dorcas — probably about tlie same time. 

Neither of these marriages is mentioned in the Reading Town Records. The 
births of several children of each are recorded, as will readily be seen from the 
above list. ,,.:.,.,■,,.,•, ,., -....<.-, - - ■,, ■ 

David Damon, born 1710, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth, is evidently the 
I^avid who married Esther Ginny, Apr. 7, 1731, and was the father of Ebenezer, 
born 1737, of David, Esther, Benjamin and others. 

Query. Who were the grandparents of this David Damon, Samuel and 
Mary, or Thomas and Lucy? 

Who was Dorcas, wife of Ebenezer Damon and mother of Dorcas, Phcbo, 
^'idothers, '■'■^'^■'-' ■■■■■■ ■• -- -'^ ■ \ ■' ■■■■■■■■" "■ ■:- 'V; ■ . ■ ■• • 

As Ebenezer and Dorcas had a son Thomas, born 1725, it seems probable 
^^t this Ebenezer was son of Thomas and Lucy. 

The marriage is recorded of Damon and Lucian [Lucy Ann] Emer- 
'^n, May 15, 1683. . ................ 



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• - {Continued from page 78.) -.. \ ■'.;•; 

; y 8*^ All commanding of each Reg't is to Take particular care 
that not more than two men of a company be abfent on fiirlow at the 
same time nnlefs on very extraordinary Cafes 

d^^ Col Gardner is to be buried To-Morrow at 3 « Clock P. M 

' with the Millitary Hon due to so Brave and Galhmt an Officer 'who fought 
331ead &Died for his Country & mankind his own Reg't except the Com- 
pany at Maiden to attend on this Mourn full Occation the place of those 

. companies on profpect Hill be suplied by Col Glovers till the funeral is 

10 no perfon whatever be alowed to go to the fresh water pond 
a fishing on any Occiition as their may be Danger of interducing the small 
pox in the Army :'\: .r'.''-r ''■:■:. f:\ ■-•'■':-']■:- y\.-^ 

11 It is Strictly and Commanded that no piece of Cannon or 
small Amies be fired from any of the Lines except in necefsary immea- 
diate Defence or Special Order given for that for that purpofe 

v; ; r 12 All prifoners taken Diferters coming out of Bofton who 
can give any intelligence of any capture of any kind from the enemy are 
to be immediately reported to head Quarters at Cambridge 

13 Capt Griffin appointed Aidder Camp for Gen^ Lee &, to be 
resrarded as such 

14^^ The Guards for the security of the stores at watertown are 
to be increafed to 30 men innneadiately ^ - ; 

15 a Sargeant & six men to beset as a. Guard to the hofpilal & 
are to apply to D^. Rand ^ , .. / ^ . 

16 Complaint having been made o John White Q'^ mafter of Col 
Nixons Rcg't for jNIifdemeanors in Drawing provifious for more men 
then the Reg't confifted of & for abufive Behaviour A court Martial 
Confifting of 1 Capt 4 Subalterns is Ordered to be held on Said ^^'hite 
at 9 O Clock Tomorrow Morning who are to en<|uire Determin & report 

(104) . 


Gen^. Orders ■■ ,: ,^,,,i: . ■-:^:|:-«^;™*^'^^^^^^ July 5 1775 .:. 

Parole Bedford '^ ; s^^^^^^^; .^ Counterfign Cambridge 
Field officer of the Day To-Morrow Col Scammoii 
Field officer of the INIain Guard Lt Col Brown 
Field Officer of the Fatigue Lt Col Storrie 

General Orders - - 

that each Regiment Be provided with a suffitient number of Camp 
Culler men to dig the Yolts & keep their Refpective parads 

That every Reg't send an Ord-"^ Sargeant to Cambridge to wait on 
the General to Receive orders & to see that s^ sargeants are well Drefsed& 
powdered . .. " 

> ' '' ^ 

' " ' July y«6tb 1775 

Field Officer of the Day To-Morrow Col Little 

Y\q\^ Officer of the Main Guard Lt Col Moulton -:''- ;"y •-':•- v 

Field Officer for the Fatigue Maj^. Collius v-y. -r 5 ■- . %^^^ 

'■^'''"'' General Orders :.■••'■'•■■■■' " ■■'•■ij'H^^^i'v 

That an Ordei-ly Drumer be appointed in every Reg't whofe Duty 

it shall be whenever he hears the Drum beat when the the Orders requier 

to beat the same same call in his own camp that the sargeants may attend 

the same Minute & those that do not attend their Duty & Obay orders 

in this respect to confined for Tryal that the fatigue men be paraded 

at the Main Guard parade every morning when the the Gun fires and 

not to Leave it untill they are told of By one of the acting adjutants 

'-' ■ , » • •■ • 

General Orders July 6 

"1 a General court Martial is ordered to set to-Morrow at 10 O 
Clock A. ]\I for the Tryal of John Seymore Bachelor & William Crofton 
of Col Gridleys Reg't charged with Desirting &. Theft at the same time 
they are to here & Determin the Cafe of Edward Dunley a Scholar ac- 
cufed of Theft of notice to be given of the prifoners to Day 

2^ Capt London of Col Woodbridges Reg't and the Romainder 
of his company are Ordered to joyn the Guard at waterton 

3^ The Clothing Provided by the Mafsachufetts Conmiittee of 
supplies of those men of their Govermx3nt who have lost their clothing 
at Bunkers hill be Diftributed to the moft needy necef&itious men of 




each Reg't an account to be kept thereof by the Commanding officer of 



each ^eg't 

Parole Cumberland 



rvl vHi July 6 1775 
Counterf ign Derby 

General Orders ^'V^'^'-'-^'-^i'-^--.-^'''--^^ .■"■.::<::-.v^ 

1 That tlie Adjutant of each Reg't is required to take special 
Care that all General Orders are communicated as well to the private 
men & to the Officers that their may be no plea of Ignorance they will 
be Deemed answerable for all confequences which may follow from a 
neglect of this order -'-■:/ ^■■■■- -^-^ ■ ■^-■'r-:--:^-}'-:^v -'■'^, ■■'■■ : 

2^ A Re2:'t court Martial is Ordered to sit To-Morrow at 10 
O'clock A M for the Tryal of William Potter charged Avith leaving his 
poft while on Guard : David \Yeells& Gideon Cole for Sleping on their 
pofts as Centinals John Stoot of Bofton & James Fofter when the wit- 
nefses are to aUend & the parties beared are to have notice this Day that 
they may be prepared for their tryal . 

3^ the General moft earneftly recomends & requiers of all the 
Officers & Soldiers that they be exceeding Diligent & Strict in prevent- 
ing all invations & abufe of private propertyes in their Quarters or elfe- 
where he hops & Indeed flatters himfelf that every private soldier will 
abhor & Defpife parties when he confiders its for the prefervation of his 
own Rights Liberties & property & them of his own fellow countrymen 
that he is called into service that it is unmanly & sullies his Diirnity of 
the Great Cause in which we are all engaged to Violate that property he 
is called to protect efpecially that it is most cruel & inconf iftant to add 
to the Diftrefses of those of their Contrymen who are suffering under 
the Iron hand of Opprefsion - 

.-, ,. The Gen\ again urges a speedy & exact return of the Forces and 
provifions&c Defired in the Orders already Isued & for the future those 
returns Once a week on Saturday Morning Regularly the Gen^ is much 
pleafed with the expedition & care which some Officers to this Order have 
strictly shewn their Obidence 

5 The Col or Commanding officer of each Reg't is to Direct an 

officer of each Company to call over the Role of their men at 6 O Clock 

in INIorn & to make proper enquiry into after the abfentees 

^ ■ ^ • William Potter David Willias belonging to Capt Gridley & 

Col Gridleys Reg't Gedian Cole belonging to Capt chefters Comp John 


Scot James Fofter Belonging to Gipt Butlers Company in Col Nixons 
Keg't . . . ,. . 

' , . . ", Julv r^ 1775 

General Orders 

Parole - ~ . - i . . Coiinterfigu 

Field Officer of the Day To Mor Col ^NlanHield . ; ; :v:v. .• . ..^.j^,^ 
Field Officer of the ]Ma in Guard Lt Col Smith f;,,^'!^^^^^ 
Officer the Fat iojue ^la]^ Cudworth . v:.^',M-,yj^-:-':,^-': ^: - ; , 

Adjutant of the Day Tomorrow Holdeii ^ ;>y ^^^li i^ 

July 6 • Regimantal Orders 

That Capt Drary be warned for the Main Guard To-Morrow 
morning at 8 O Clock & Lt Goodnow at Day Brake , 

2^ That the Capt of each Company Difipline their men Dayly 
& ufe their beft endeavours to teach the Soldiers the Duty of a Cen- 
liael to prevent aitj Diilicully that may arife Irorn their being Ignorant 
3^ That each Orderly Sargeant be very Careful to communicate 
the Orders to their Officers & Soldiers immeadiate after Eeceived and 
that they attend every day at 2 O Clock P M. at the place of prayer to 
receive Orders at which time the Adjutant will attend ^ ,,-: ,. • , a 

General Orders , - t : ; v - 

'^ That the officer of the Guard at the two houfes & that has Liberty 
chuse his subalterns & men be accountable for his & their Good Behaiv- 
our that all the Companies every evening at the Retreat Beating & the 
Mufterole to be called & the General Orders be read to the Solders by 
the Sargeant the parole & Counterf ign not Mentioned by sd Sargeant 
^vho must communicate all General Orders immeadiately when they have 
Read them that the Main Guard enlarged with with 50 Men & proper 
Officers ^ -, : - , '. 

^ ' ' "/ ^ ^ ' ' j^^ly 3th 1775 

General Orders '^ ^ • ' 

Field Officer of the Day To Morrow Col Dooliltle ; 

Field Officer of the Main Guard Lt Col Holdin ■• 

Field Officer of "the Fatigue Mjij^ Buttrick >V . ' v ' , 

Parole Efsex Counterfi<rn Falkland 

Adjutant of the Day Jenkins , .. 


General Orders - 

That each Reg't have 1 Capt 2 Subalterns 3 Sargeants 3 Cop'^ One 
Drumer 50 Privates at their Ahirum pofts with their tents wheae they 
are to sleep every night till further Orders 

General Orders that the Main guard on no account whatever be with- 
out a Drum which is to beat to amies on any Ahirm & followed By all 
the Drumers in Camp in which every Officer & Soldier immeadiately to 
repair the Alarum post . ; . 2*^ the Commanding Officer 

of each Reg't or Corps in Cambridge as soon as the men are paraded 
after an Alarum to send an officert o head Quarters for Orders 
^ 3^ the Commanding Olficcrs Roxbury profpect hill Winter hill 
& Sewels point to send exprefses in Cafe of an Alarum with an Account 
their Cituation & Movements of the enemy if they are not each provided 
for horfe for that pnrpofe the Adjutant Gen^ to apply to the Committee 
of Supplies 4*^ Col Gridley of the Artillery or next in Command to 
give in a return ot his men Stores and Ammunition agreeable to the Or- 
ders of the 4*^ Inftant aijd to Diftinguish the pofts to which his Reg't is 
Aisignd in caie of Alarm ^ ^ ^ 

• v^^ the same Direction is s^iven as to a return of men Ammunition 
&c To the Command officer of the Re^'t of the Late Col Gardner Col 
Glover & Col Garifh who have Omitted complying with the Above Or- 
ders hitherto 

5^^ The commanding Officers at winter hill profpect hill & Rox- 
bury are to make particular enquiry into the Ammunition of the men 
in thofe lines and if their is any Diffitientcy immeadiately report it to the 
Gen', at head Quar ' 

6^^ a General Court Martial is Ordered to set on Munday Next 
at 10 O Clock for the Tryal o Lt Bridgham Capt wood Compam^ charged 
with refquing a prifoner from Lawfull cufterdy the prifoner to have no- 
tice to Day ' ^ . ■:.■'".,;: 

(JI'o he continued.) « . 


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(^Continued from page 74.) 

Columbia, AYasliington county. Settled soon after the Revolution. 
Incorponited 8 Feb., 1796. : ; ; 

Records are kept either at Columbia or Epping and are in good con- 
dition and fairly complete. Nothing has been done by the town look- 
injc to their preservation. 

Corinth, Penobscot countv. Settled as Ohio Plantation about 1794. 
Incorporated 21 June, 1811. 

Records legible and in good condition. First entry 22 Aug., 1771, 
in record of births, marriages and deatlis. The early births, mar- 
riages and deaths are arranged by families and are but partially com- 
plete. Later records are quite correct; kept at town clerk's office. 

Dayton, York county. Set oft' from Hollis and incorporated 7 April, 
1854. First town meeting, 1 May, 1854. Record of births commence 
11 April, 1854; marriages 21 Oct., 1854; deaths, 22 May, 1854. 

Records are well kept and legible, although the ink is fading in some 
places. The records are deposited at the clerk's home. 

Dresden, Lincoln count}^ together with Alna, AViscasset and Per- 
kins formed the ancient PownalI)orough, formerly shiretown of Lincoln, 
Dresden was formerly known as the West precinct of Pownal borough 
and was incorporated as a separate town 25 June, 1794. 

Records are in good condition and are kept at the clerk's office. 
Records of births, marriages and deaths are not in as good condition. 

Durham, Androscoggin county, formed part of the Pejepscot Pur- 
chase and before its incorporation was known as Royallsborough. In- 
corporated 17 Feb., 1789. 

Records commence 16 Feb., 1789, but after the first few years the 

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record was poorly kept and is now in a bad condition. Births and 
deaths have rarel}^ been recorded. Marriages commence 24 May, 1789. 
Deposited at town clerk's office. : ; .: 

Eden, Hancock connty. Settled 1763. Taken from north part of 
Mt. Desert and incorporated 23 Feb., 179B. • 

Eecords are in a dihipidated condition with the exception of the past 
forty years. Kecords of births, marriages and deaths are well kept. 
Nothing whatsoever has been done by the town toward the preserva- 
tion of the records. The earliest entry is 1736. Kept at clerk's home. 

Edgecomb, Lincoln county. Settled 1744. Incorporated 5 Mar., 
1774. Previously known as Freetown. Westport was set off in 1828. 

Records are kept at home of clerk and are -in a very good condition. 
First entry, 1774. Publishments complete since Apr., 1832 ; births and 
deaths imperfect record since 1825. No previous record. 

Ellsworth, city of, Hancock county, shiretown. First known as f 

New Bowdoin Plantation. First settled about 1763. Incorporated as a i 

town (taking the northwest of Trenton, part of Township No. 6, and | 

Township No. 7), 26 Feb., 1800 ; as a city 6 Feb., 1869. In 1820, j 

the part taken fi'om Township No. 6 was annexed to Surrey, but in I 

1829 transferred to Ellswoith. I 

Kecord of marriages destroyed by fire in the sixties. Date of first | 

entry of records 1866. The records of births, marriages and deaths | 

are very incomplete ; other records in good condition. Deposited in J 
city vaults, -....s.^-,,- ;■■....,,,.,* . :,,s.,, ::-■■.. :^;--.v.,-v v..,; -..^-:;;.^v>, ;./..-: . ■ . ■. ,■.:■ 

Fayette, Kennebec county. Settled 1779. Early known as Star- i| 

ling Plantation. Incorporated as Fayette 28 Feb., 1795. ■ 1 

Records are in rather a poor condition. The first volume of births, f 

marriages and deaths is dated 15 Feb., 1797, in which some records | 

are as early as 8 June, 1780. Records of births, marriages and deaths | 

rarely made. Kept at clerk's office. . ■ . ■: • ' | 

GouLDSBO ROUGH, Ilancock county. Incorporated 16 Feb.,- 1789. 
Part of No. 7, annexed 26 Feb., 1870. ^^^^.v^^^.n- 1 

Records commence 7 Feb., 1789, and are in very good condition, ms 
are also the records of births, marriaires and deaths which are also fairlv 
complete. The clerk has had a strong chest made for the records ami 
care is taken of them. 


Greenbusii, Penobscot county. Incorporated 28 Feb., 1834. 
Records in fiurly complete and good condition. ;• ?t| :;>>?«ti j^ ;^^^^^^ 

Halt.oavetL; city of, Kenn^boc county. Settled about 1754. In- 
corporated 26 April, 1771 ; as a city, 29 Aug., 1850. The toivn of 
Hallowell inchided Augusta, Chelsea, greater part of Manchester, por- 
tion of Farmingdale and Gardner. : '1' ; 

Records, deposited in safes, are in good condition and are remark- 
'■'■' ably complete. -:■'-"■-. . '■ - ' :-\-:- - .'^ ':''.' ":-:<^.:.-' ^-V:^' ■^&^'^^^--' ■>---■ -^- ■.■-■'■-,>■■•-; 

* Hanover, Oxford county, settled in 1774. Set oflf from Bethel and 
together with Howard's Gore, incorporated 14 Feb., 1843. First entry, 
22'Mar., 1843. , . 

Records are in a fair condition and are kept at home of clerk. Births, 
marriages and deaths fiiirly com])lete. ' '■ ' v 

IlARrswELL, Cumbeiland county, formerly a precinct of North Yar- 
mouth. First permanently settled about 1720. Incorporated 15 Jan., 

The records, with the exception of the first volume of publishments 
and marriages are in good condition. The first volume of publishments 
and marriages has been rebound as has also the first volume of Records. 
There are four volumes of town meeting, etc., records, the first entry 
l)eino: of date of 30 Mar., 1758. In the first volume of records occur 
the births and deaths from 1750 to 1841. Marriages commence (first 
volume), 27 Jan., 1757 ; publishments (first volume), 15 Apr., 1758. 
After 1812, the records of publishments and marriages are kept in 
.*^cparate volumes, there being two volumes of each to date. Records 
kept in a bookcase, at home of tow^n clerk. A copy of the earliest rec- 
ords is in the possession of Eben Putnam, Salem. .^ 

Harrington, Washington county. Settled 1765. Incorporated 17 
*^une, 1791. Records in good condition, at clerk's office. Record of 
^'iiths, marriages and deaths fairly complete. J: 

Hebron, Oxford county. Settled 1774 as Shepardstown. Incor- 
^)rated as Hebron, 27 Feb., 1814. , -...^ ,:j'.:-rw-.i-.^'':- -^ . «. \ « 

Holdp:n, Penobscot county. Set off from Brewer and incorporated 13 
Apr., 1852. . ■' • ^-:'- •.:-\'/v ■.-;■;..-.; --.; ;:d.::^.;:v^-:^^-,F;;, ,;.'•■ " • :.•:—-,. 


Date of first entry on records, 8 April, 1864. Eccortls in fair condi- 
tion and complete since 1864. Deposited at a private house. 

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HouLTON, Aroostook county, shiretown. Settled by Putnam and IIoul- 
ton families in 1807. Incorporated 8 March, 1831. 

First volume of records comprise records of town roads, births, deaths 

and marriaofes. There are no indexes. 

- First entry on town records 21 April, 1826 (Plantation Rec). Early 

, . records are in fair condition, improving in later years. But few births 

and deaths have been recorded for years. Records in charge of county 

clerk at County Court House. ^^^ ^^^^^^^^^i: ; : < . ;^^^^^ 

^Jefferson, Lincoln count3^ Settled in 1770. Part of the territory 
known as Ballstown. Incorporated 24 Fel)., 1807. 
iW V ; Fii*st entry on records 25 April, 1807. Kept at clerk's office. Rec- 
ords) of birihs, marriages and deaths incomplele and in poor condition. 
A^olume four of town records covering seven years is mivssing, 

Kennebunk, York county. Settled about 1650. First permanent set- 
tlement about 1718. Formerly included in town of Wells, from which 
it was set ofi' and incorporated 24 June, 1820. Records since incor- 
poration are complete and in good condition. ' ; 

. . . First entry 14 Aug., 1820. Records of births not very complete. 

' The town has a copy of the records of the town of Wells from 14 

July, 1643, to date of separation. Records kept in an iron safe. 

: Kingman, Penobscot county. Originally No. 6, Range \N ^ north of 
Bingham's Purchase. Part of this town had been granted by Massachu- 
setts to Camden. Organized as McCrillis Plantation 4 July, 1854. 
.; Reorganized as Independence, 28 March, 1866. Incorporated as King- 
man Feb., 1873. Practically no records previous to 1888. The town 
clerk, Mr. W. S. Smith, is endeavoring; to complete the record. 

City ofLewiston, Androscoggin county. Part of Pejepscot Purchase. 
First settled 1770. Incorporated as town 18 Feb., 1795. City, 15 
Mar., 1861. Records kept in a fire-proof vault and have been remark- 
abh' well kept and preserved. 

Date of first entry 6 April, 1795. Records of marriages very full, 

TOWN RECORDS, MAINE. '■v--'2[/r'.^\^ 

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of births incomplete, opened in 1801 but entries dated back in some in- 
stances to 1750. (The town hall was destroyed by fire 1890.) 

Lisbon, Andioscoggin county. Taken from Bowdoin and incorporated 
as a town 22 June, 1799, under name of Thompsonborough. Name 
changed 20 Feb., 1802. Records kept in clerk's office, Lisbon Falls. 
Good condition, date from 1796. Records of births, marriages and 
deaths are not complete. . , ,, % , v^ 

Machias, shiretown of Washington Co. Permanently settled in 1763. 
Township 26 April, 1770. First proprietor's meeting 11 Sept., 1770. 
Incorporated 23 June, 1784, including East Machias, AVhitneyville, 
Machiasport and Marshfield. . , ; 

First entry on town records 24 Oct., 1770. Records are in poor 
condition and births and deaths very incomplete. Kept in register of 
deeds county building. , - .'. ; 

Madrid, Franklin county. Settled about 1807. Licorporated 29 Jan., 
1836. Plantation and town records in good condition. 

First entry 29 Sept., 1821. Marriages commence April, 1823. 
Births and deaths in early years quite full, later poor. Kept at private 
house, . ■--•>■■,.,;;.-■ ..:v^.— ,: \.- ...,..;.•. .-,' 

Madison, Somerset Co. Incorporated 7 Mar., 1804. Records pre- 
vious to Aug., 1889, destroyed by fire. A very little was legible and 
was copied. The records are now deposited in a safe. 

Marion, Washington Co. Incorporated 31 Jan., 1834. 
First entry on records 1 March, 1834. Condition fair. Marriages 
are recorded but births and deaths are not. Kept at a private house. 

Mattawamkeag, Penobscot Co. Incorporated 14 Feb., 1860. 

First entry on marriage records 4 June, 1860, 

First entry on birth records 3 April, 1860 } • i * 

r^. ^ t very mcompletc. 

i^n-st entry on death records 21 April, 1860 > . 

Kept at town clerk's office. Condition good. V - 

MiLO, Piscataquis Co. Settled in 1803. Incorporated 21 Jan., 1823. 
^^ormerly Township No. 3, Range VII. Records, in possession of 



clerk, date from 1823, but there is an earlier volmiie of Plantation rec- 
ords in private hands. Records of births, marriages and deaths incom- 

Monroe, Waldo Co. First settled 1800. Incorporated as Lee 
Plantation 1812. Incorporated 12 Feb., 1818, as town of Monroe. 
Pecords commence as early as 1800, and are in good condition and 
fairl}^ complete. Kept in selectmen's oiEce and town clerk's store. 

Morrill, Waldo Co. Settled in 1801. Set off from Belmont, 3 
Mar., 1855. Records are in fair condition. 

'_ - QTo be continued.') 


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*'In the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1731, on the 2nd Dec'", have con-' 
vened in the house of Samuel Fish Jr. the members of the Refoimed Low 
Dutch Church Congregation of Newtown, in Queens County, on tlie Island 
Nassau, and some others, and resolved in fear e and love to build a church or 
house of God 50 feet in length and 40 in breadth, in said town, in the ensuing 
year (provided the necessary monies be raised) &c. etc." . . ., , 


Nicholas Berrien ;" 


Daniel Rnppai je 


Jssac Burga (Bragaw) 

V 8.10 

Joris Rnppai je 

■ ; 8.10 

Jan Wyckoff 

.:■■;■/ 7.05 

Pelrus Sclienck 

t:- 6.10 

Isaac Brinckerhoff 

^ 6.10 

Capt. Samuel Fish 

- 6. 

"William Van Duyn 

%:-^ 5.15 

Thomas Skillman 


Stoffell Van Der Beek 

v: 4.15 

Abram Rycken Jr. 

yA 4.10 

Jaa Brinckerhoff 

■V'-:^ 4.05 

Maria Springsteen 


Nicholas Parcell 

■ 3.15 

Barnardus Van Zandt 

V 3.10 

Daniel Rapalje Jr. 

mi 3.10 

Peter Cornell 

m 3. 

Jeronemus Remsen 

• ■ 2.15 

Andres & Jannetie Rycken 


Paul us Van Der Vooit 


•Ian Rycken 


'Samuel Fish Jr. 


Abram Remsen Jr. 

^ .' : 2/^: .^ 

^'asparus Springsteen 


Judith Ganeel 


Hoadrick Coi-nell 


Jiiu Parcell 


Antie Brinckerhoff 
Peter Berrien 
Abram Lent 
Abram Brinckerhoff 
Pieter Luyster 
Theunis Brinckerhoff 
Johannis Van Alst 
Elbert Luyster 
Abram Remsen 
Hendrick Brinckerhoff 
Jan De Beavois 
Bourgon Bourga (Bragaw) 
Audries Van Alst 
Cornelius Rappalje 
Jan Parcell (Island) 
Joris Van Alst 
Abram Rycken 
Jacob Skillman 
Aron Gilbert 
Johannis Culver - 
Cornelius Berrien 
Rem Remsen 
Cornelius Berrien Jr. 
David Springsteen 
William Miller 
Judge James ITazzard 
Barnardus Bloom 
Joost Schoon 







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w) 4.08 










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Jeronemus Eapalje 
Justice Ryder 
Johanuis Cornell 
Douwe Van Ditmars Jr. 
Hans Nooidstrant 
Abram Lodt 


Ende Buyteu vrenden (and by friends) . 

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Douwe Van Ditmars 
Justice Brincketboff 
Nicholas Letten (Lay ton) 
Abram Van Ditmars Jr. 
Abram Schenck 

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£272. U 

The church was built in the year 1732 at a cost of about $1400.00, but the 
cougregation appears not to have any stated pastor for several years, the Dom- 
ine from the adjacent town of Jamaica filling the pulpit for them and perform- 
ing Iheir marriages as well as baptisms and burial services. 
- An assignment of sittings was made on March 19, 1735-6, the choice of 
sittings being given to those who had contributed the most toward the erection 
of the edifice, with the distinct stipulation that the transfer or sale of said sit- 
tings should be made to residents of Newtown, in preference to non-residents. 
It will be observed that the practice of seating the sexes apart from each 
other was followed. • . .,.- . ^^ v, , . 

Seats for the males on 

No. 1. ;,. ,..- 

John Rappalje 
Capt. Samuel Fish 
Johannis Van Alst 
Elbert Luyster 
Abraham Rem sen , 

.Thomas Skilman \ 

. No. 2. ' '^ -.J'}- 
Antie BriuckerhofF \ ; 
Nicliolas Beirien ;, 
Peter Berrien ^ ^:f 

Daniel Rappalje * R 
Abraham Lent 
Pieter Luvster 

No. 3. _.^:.:y;;.]^-;. 

Isaac Bourga 
Abraham Brinckerhoff 
Tunis Brinckerhoff 
Isaac Brinckerhoff ^;^ 
John Wyckoff ; 

Petrus Schenck 

{:'" No. 4. '■'"';'■ 

Jan De Beavois 

Jan Brinckerhoff / 

Cornelius Rappalje \ 

Maria Springstcn 
Andres Van Alst 
Abraham Rappalje 

the northwest side of the 

No. 5. 

Stoffel Van Der Beek 
Bourgon Bourga , 
J oris Van Alst 
Abraham Rvcken 
Abraham Rycken Jr. 
Daniel Rappalje Jr. 

No. 6. 

Hendrick Brinckerhoff 
Aaron Gilbert 
Andres Rycken ;. 

Cornelius Berrien 
Jan Rycken 
Stephen Ryder 
Johannes Cornell 



John Parcel 1 (Island) 
John Parcell 
Joost Schoon 
Jeronemus Rappalje 

Hans Noorstrant 
Abraham Sclienck 
Nicholas Parcell 
William Van Duyn 

" ' ' ' No. 8. :/■;■ 

Peter Berrien 
Tunis Brinckerhoff 

pulpit and the middle aisle. 

Barnardus Van Zant 
Cornelius Berrien Jr. 
Johannis Van Alst 
Hendrick Cornell 
Thomas Skilman 
Hendrick Brinckerhoff 

'■ 'X''-^ •;■■':■ S No. 9. ■ : ' " 

Joris Rappalje 
Abraham Lent 
Isaac Bourga 
i Abraham Rem sen 
Nicholas Berrien 
Abraham Brinckerhoff 

No. 10. 

Jacob Skilman 
Jeronemus Remsen 
Peter Cornell 
Abraham V. De Marse 
Abraham Remsen Jr. 
Hendrick Cornell 
Rem Remsen 
David Springsteen 
Andres R^Tken 
Johannis Colver 

No. 11. Juffrou's Pew. 

("Juffrou" a title of re- 
spect for elderly fe- 



;-.>.i-;!::f ..> 'i%'. 

Sarah Berrien 
Antie Brinekerboff 
l^lizabeth Berrien i 
jiilletie lioiirgu 
Trvutie Lent 
Ani^enitie Kap})alje 

::"."■"•■ No. 12. ■ ' ^ 

Aeltie Brinckerlioff 
Sarah Luvster . 
Eliza) )et h Briuckerhoff 
Faith y\-h 

Jacomyntie Luyster 
Adryadutie Van Duyn 
Elizabeth Schenck 

No. 13. 

Jannitie Remsen ; T 
Jannitie Skilnmn 
iNIangrietie Sehoon 
Don we Van Di tin arse 
jNIarietie V. Ditniarse 
Bregje V. D Marse 
Matlie Kenisen 

Seats for females southeast side of the pulpit. 

: :-Q: No. 1. ;,: ■,.,._ 

Amy Berrien ^ ^ ■ ;- 
\ns2;enitie Fish ' . 

Elizabeth Parcel 1 
Antie Rappalje, Flush- 

Maria Springsteen 
Cornelius Rapelye 


Elizabeth Ryder, Flush- 


Aeltie Brinckerhoff, 
:■■ Flushing ; ^ 

^■■./■> No, 2. ^' -''■'"" 

Marritie Brinckerhoff, 

•lohannis Van Alst 
Aeltie Van Alst 
Xeeltie Vandervoort 
•hinnetie (Riker ) , 
Geertie (Riiver) ■ ; 

'':^'4. No. 3. ^^r-':''^t-'; 

.Tolin Parcell (Island) 
Uonsle Rap])alje ^j ; < 
Abraham (Riker ) ^ '^ 
C'atrina Gilbert 
Marritie Culver 
Sarah Berrien ; 

No. -4. 

■hidith G an eel 
'ieertie Miller 
hauimetie Nostrand /! 
Abraham Sclienck -: 
Marritie Lott 

l^-'-'-".'^^' No. 5. -^^-i-'''3 

^ apt. Samuel Fish ■ '' 
J^>iac Brinckerhoff 
"^tcffel Vanderboeck 

-'■^■-■'- No. 6. ■■ 

Peter Berrien 
J oris Rapelye 
Abraham Lent 
Isaac Braoaw 
Abraham Remsen 
Nicholas Jierrien 
Ab'm Brinckerhoff" 
Tennis Brinckerhoff' 

Seats for men south- 
east side of middle isle. 

■ No. 7. ",-. 

Cor. Berrien Jr. 
Capt. riazzard's heirs 
Samuel Fish Jr. 
Judge Hazzard 
William I\[iller 
Peter Berrien 
Daniel Rapelye 
Antie Brinckerhotf 

No. 8. -. /"V 

Johannes Culver 
Judith Gancel 
Paulus Vandervoort 
Casperus Springsteen 
Bernardus Bloom 
John AV^yckoff 
Peter Luyster 
Petrus Schenck 

John Debevoise 
Ab'm Riker Jr. 

Nicholas Parcell 
Bernardus Van Zandt 
Joris Van Alst . . 
Daniel Rapelye 
Ab'm Rapelye 

'■'''' '^ No. 10. '^'v-v-X 

Nicholas Letten ...'■;: 
Ab'm l^iker 
Peter Cornell 
Jacob Skillman 
Jeromus Remseu 
Aaron Gilbert 

■\:.^::r No. ii. : :"' 

Dow Van D it mars 
Dow Van Ditmars Ji'. 
Ab'm Lott 
John Parcell (Island) 
Cornelius Berrien 
John Riker 
Rem Remseu 
David Springsteen 
Casparus Springsteen. 
William ]Miller, 

Seats for females south- 
east side 6f middle isle. 

No. 12. ■.,;:;': 

Adriana Wyckoff" 
Ann Skillman 
Lammetie Brinckerlioff' 
Antie Remsen 
Ileyltie Vanderbceck 
Diana Bragaw 
Maria Sprinstecn. 
William Yun Dyne 






i:Mir No. 13. 

Jannetie Debcvoise 
Gessie Riker 
Aeltie Rapelye 
Margaret Van Alst 
Geertic rarcell 
Antie Rapelye 

Aimetic Cornell 
Belitie Van Zandt 7 

INIarritie Cornell 
Cnpt. Ilazzaid's heirs 

Antie Springsteen 
Sarah Springsteen 
Catrina Bloom ■ 
Margritie Letten 
Elljei't Luyster 

Note. — The original spelling has been adhered to, of the surnames, for the 
lirst half of the list. The latter part modernized. 

Rev. John Henry Goetscliins, the first minister of the clnnch, was installed on 
the 19th of April, 1 741, and continned about two years. The Sacrament of 
the Lord's Supper was administered for the hrst time Nov. 1, 1741. 

The folio^ving are the names of the persons who comnniued : 
Daniel Ra])palje Johannis Kelver & wife Clnistoftel V. Der Beek 

Abraham lirinckerhotf Jan Wyckoff & wife & wife ■" - 

Willem V. Duyn & Jeromus 
wife , .: , , ; , ,/..:: wife 

& wife 
Jan De Bevoys & wife 
Abraham Lent & wife 

Remsen & 

Note. — Above males are Elders and Deacons. 

Jan Snedeker cV- his wife 

Jan Perbasses 

Lena Gertse 

Samnel Waldron & wife 

Abraham Remsen 

Lsaac Lot & wife 

Willemtie Willemse 

Wiliem Cornell & wife 

Elizal>eth Berrien 

Abraham Rycken & aa ife 

Jan Rycken & wife 

Joost Schoe & wife 

Elbert Hoogland & wife 

Catherine Vylen 

Cornelia Siivdam 

Pieter Lnyster & wife 

Dowe Ditmars 

Jan Pieter Styn & wife^ 

Hendrick ]')rinckerholf & wife 

Antie Skilman 

Johannis Noorstrant 

Abraham Schenck 

Jurgen Ryder & wife 

Jan Symesesen and liis wife 

Grietie Hardenberg 
Johannes Van Leuwe and his wife 
Daniel Durye & wife 
Ares Remsen & wife - 

Gertrnde Remsen " - • . ^ 

Dirck Amerman & wife ^, 

Peter Monfoort & wife " "\ ;; 

Isaac Briuckerhoff & v/ife 
Tennis Brinckerhoff & wife 
Andries Rycken & wife ^\ ''■■:^-^*^ 

Cornelius Rap[)alje & wife 
Abraham Perhemes &. wife (Pol'he- 

mus) .V 

Dowa Ditmars & wife ' • 

Judith Gensel :" 

Elbert Lnyster & wife :'. ■<■ ; , ,. 

Johan Karbag & wife - ■v:■ 

Abraham Rap])alje & wife 
Dirck l^rinckerhoff . • , :K. 

Sara Berrien 

Ruth Fish '' . ■■\;-V-:4v' 

Steven Ryder & wife r ' . 

90 in number ' ; ; 

Note. — Some of these, both Elders and Deacons, as well as the other com- 
municants, were probably from the church at Jamaica, as it was customary 
in former days, and so continued into tlie year 1802, or lunger, for members 
of both churches to commune together whenever the Lord's Supper was ad- 
ministered in either church. . - ,r ,. 


.'-<ySf'Jhi-''':'.:'-^''^ "■' 

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Tboiiins Pcrkyns : 

Livinp. VAt'-i grunted 

fldniinislnifion u poii 

eietcrJonu'a estate. 17 

June, ihli. 

Will ofThomfis Per- 
kyns llie clJer of Ilill- 
mortoii, liuflbandiiiiiii. 
was dated W Septem- 
ber, 1588. i»roved 11 
May, )502. 

Mentions in his will 
" ray brother Kebhici'a 
wire" ami Willmmrcr- 
kyna "my brother." 

Alii-e (Kebble or Febbcli?) 
Living 17 December, 1001. 
PerluipB A sister to Willyain 

Wiltiiim PerkTiB. 
Mentioned in will of 
his brolliurTliomnfliie 
Septeiiiber, 1SS8. 

Joan l-ertyng, 
of H:nniorton. Died 
IfiiS, nnmarried. A'Im. 
upon hcrostale Rrnnteit 
to "Tliomiis t'erkino 
Uie brother," 17 June, 

1 Henry : 
ddesl 8011,1583; cxco- 
vt'ir of mthcr'e will 
nli'i provrd tuiuu. 11 
51,17. V'i'''^l niipriiiser 
Of iho cstHte of Wni. 
KebblP, IfiOl; overseer 
of brother John's will. 
lUVijalsoof the will of 
Eiiiiibclh rirklns, 1G03. 
Uied, lOOe-9. 

idminislrntion iiiton 
ihc esiiitc of Henry 
Pirkins of riillmortoii. 
was granted to son 
i'liomas, 5 April, 1(109. 

2 John Peikvns 
Will of "John 1'i.T- 
kynes of Hilhiiorlon, 
hiisb.iiiaiiui]," WHS 
dated 17 Doc, 1001, iind 
(ji-oved li Jiiui;, lu(H-2, 
by the widow. 

After her death In 
1603, iidm. upon hla es- 
tate was granted to his 
brother Thonia?, 24 
November, 1G03. 

1 I I I I 1,1 I M 
1 Thonii.s, yco- 
innn. Administered 
upon father's estate, 5 
April, 1009; npnrniBer 
of CBtnlc ol Thomas 
Perkine the clderof 
Hillmorioo, 29 March. 
J592, and of estate of 
Edward Perkins of 
Uillmorlon, 18 A\\^■, 
1619: witness to will 
of Luke Peikina of 
' HiUmorton, 1 June, 
1638; overseer of will 
of estate ol same; 
witness to will of 
Thomas Perkins, seu- 
ior, of Hilhnortou, 

^029, and to will of Ed- 
. ward Perkins of HiU- 

morton, 3i May, 1W3; 
and with the litlo of 
"Mr." was nnmed aa 
overseer of will of last 
II Edwurd. nnder 21, 5 

April, IGOy. 
HI Francis, under 21. 5 

April, ICOif. 
IV William, under 21, 5 
April, liioy. 
V James.underSl, 5 Apr., 

VI Margaret, living in 1603; 
under 21,5 Aprii,1609. 
Vn Anne. livinL' 1003; under 

21.5 April, 1609. 
Vm Sarah, living 1003; un- 
der 21, 5 April, 1G09. 
IX Lucy, under 21, 5 April, 

X Elizabeth, under 21, 5 

April, 1009. 
JI John Perkins, son of 
llciir} , wn£ baptized in 
1U3. I'ari-h ItegiEtcr 
^irobably eccondsoDj. 

Eliz. Sluiwe, 
proved Ims- 
band's will, 6 
June, im-1. 
Will of Eliz. 
lato wife of 
John Pirkinsof 
dated 29 June, 

f.roTedl3 Aug., 
603, Slime year. 
11 e n t i o n a 
Elis. "Pirkins 
my sister" who 
was probably 
identical witii 
Eliz. wife of 
Wm. Perkins. 

Died 1011 
traiion up 
V. d w n r d 
October, 1 
Perkins ol 
"the relict. 

Fortyns ■= Siirah 
Adn-inii- '^ ■'" 

n cstu.e "I ■ 
Perkii.s o 
, granied ^ ) 
19, to Surnlf '; 
nillniorto'j i 

August. 1603 and 24 
November, 1C03. 


husbuiul's es- 
tate, B October, 



4 Luke Perkvn:^ = 
nipd.Tnne. 1I.3S. Will 
of Luke Icvkiiii of 
Illllmorton, yeoman, 
dated 1 and proved 2S 
June, 10:i8. 

Mentions " my coz- 
en" Thomas Perkins. 
No children named 
or referred to In will. 

6 Willium Perkvns : 
Living 16 i-cpt., 15SS. 

Artniiiii^ltiai'jn iip'..n 
eeialc of Willinm Per- 
kins of Jhltiijonon, 
granted to "Kliztibeth 
ihc relict," 10 April, 

Inventory mentions 
"wares at Rugby." 
where he f ccms to Imvo 
been amercer. 

:Eliz.' beth 

A( T), npon 
busLand'B es- 
tntc. 10 April, 
1590. Probably 
iden.ical with 
"raj sister" 
Eliz. Perkins. 
mentioned m 
will of Eliza- 
beth, wile of 
John Perkins 
of Uiltmorton, 

I ! 

6 Thomas Perkyns ; 

Mcntioijfrtin Tillnji'^ 
will, I'J Sept., l.vw; 
overseer of br<itlicr 
John's will, lfiOl-2. 
Adm. upon brother 
John's estate, 24 Nov., 
1603, after the death of 
the wiiii:w. 

Waa appraiser of his 
father's estate, 29 Blur., 
LVJi; of hia brother 
Henry's estate, 23 Mar., 
3G08; of the estate of 
Wm. Kebble, 1615; 
brother Edward's ea- 
tato, 18 August, 1610. 

Will of Thomas Per- 
kins, senior, of HiU- 
morton, yeoman, dated 
I December, 16'i0 and 
proved 17 Juno, 1C30. 

Mentions "my cozen" 
Thomas Perkins and 
"my cozen" Jotin. Per- 
faine. See note. 


l'i.-.ved li'i-- 
band's will, IT 
Jiuie, 1630. 

7 IsaclK 


rkyna = 
i-ivir..-. I'M., ,.„j 1 

December, IdJit. 
Appraiser if estate 

of brother Ei.>vard, 18 

August, IC19. 

I ! 


Isaaelte, bapt, 20 
Jan., 1611. 

let daiigliii-r. 2d daiiglitcr. 3 

TlicbO ilirce daughters were living, 29 Ju 


Edward of l^iH- 
morton, yeoman ■ 
der 21.0^1., 1019. 

Appraiser of ^ i, 
of Luke Perkinof \\... 
merton, 19 June. itjS. 

Win dated 31 SSny, 
1643, nr.d provcil 30 
May, 1045?. i 

Inventory takeil 6 
Juae, 16-13. Mentions 
"my brother Frances 
Sarge" ami "my bijoih- 
er Wm. Uroinwich'". 

Frances, nn- 

Allce, nndri 
21. H Oct., 1C19 
unninrrird 31 
M:iy, 1W3, 

Isaac, eldest son, 
living 1601; proveii fa- 
ther'B will, 17 June, 

Inherited property in 
Hillmortun, 1630. 

I , 

PerhkpB a postlm 
child, bbrn about 23 
emb^r, nu^, ' ■ , ,- 

Edward, third son, 
living 1 Dec, 1020. 

Edward Perkins, Jr., 
a|jprniser of estate of 
Edward Perkins of 
HiUmorton, 5 Judu, 


Mary, living 

Alioe, living 

IGOI and IU03; 

1C03; unniar- 

unm., 1 Deo., 

rlcd 1 Decem- 

1029. Probably 
identical with 

ber, 1C29. 

"my brother 

Thomas Pur. 

kynea daugh- 

ter," mention- 

ed In will of 


NOTE.-John Perkina was one 
of the appraiaers of t>.e eatalo of 
Luke Per'fins-'or HUlmorlon. 19 
June, 1633; williout doiiijt he is 
the son of Henry Perkins and 
identical Milli " my cozen .lotn. 
Perkins nectioned m the will of 
Thomas Perkins, senior, ol HiU- 
morton, 1 peceniber. Ib'.o. 

Jacob lerkina was one of tlio 
appraisert^oftlifiealateof Edward 
Perkins «f HiUmorton, 5 June. 
iei3; hia identity is unknown. 




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and a printing press. . . The amateur in 
•genealogical matters isn't apt to realize 
this until he has carried a few signatures 
of his work through some printing office 
not especially equipped for this class of 
work. . . The difficult spacing required, 
the careful justification of types, and the 
more than accurate proof-reading called 
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16. George Allen of Boston. Was of Weymouth in 1641 ; removed to 
Boston ; m. Susanna •. His chlidren, recorded on Boston Records, are as 

Children: 1. Hannah, b: Mar. 10, 1645. 2. Naomi, b. Dec. 26,1646. 
3. Rachel, b. Oct. 3, 1648. 4. Susanna, b. May 11, 1652. 5. Elnathan, b. 
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17. Hope Allen of Boston. He was a currier and was admitted an in- 
habitant of Boston July 29, 1651. He seems to have been a man of means, 
for in 1660 he bought of George Cleeves a tract of 400 acres, now one of the 
most desirable sections of Portland, Me. He left a good estate at the time of 
his death including two slaves for whose freedom he provided in his will ; of 
his birth and ancestry'- nothing has as yet been discovered. He died probably 
in July, 1677, as his will was made May 3, of that year, and the inventory of 

his estate taken July 27 following. He m., 1st, Rachel ; she d. about 

1667. Their children were, as follows : 

Children: 1. Edward, b. about 1648; m. Sarah ; removed to Do- 
ver, N. H., about 1675, as he was taxed at Bloody Park, now a part of New- 

ington, that3^ear. 2. A daughter, name not ascertained, who m. , Deacon 

in 1670. 3. Jacob, b. Feb. 22, 1653. 4. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1655. 5. Leah, 
b. May 16, 1657; d. July 9, 1657. 6. Martha, b. June 15, 1659 ; d. young. 
7. Mary, b. June 15, 1659. 8. Benjamin, b. Jan. 10, 1661. 9. Martha, 
again, b. Mar. 30, 1664. 10. Rachel, d. young. . Of the above, Jacob, Jo- 
seph, Rachel, Mary and Benjamin were baptized at the first church 16th of 
7lh month, 1666. 

He m., 2d, Maiy , about 1668. ' -/\ :.::^ '■;,.': /::y..''.-'' - ^/ 

Cliild^ hy second wife: 11. John, b. Nov., 24, 1670; bapt. 20th of 9th 
»i^o., 1670. • . 

He ffi., 3d, Hannah , about 1671. > - . ... 

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Children, hy third loife : 12 and 13. eTames and Elizabetli, twins, b. Sept. G, 
1672. 14. Deborah, b. Mar. 26, 1674; bapt. 29tli of 1 mo., 1674. 15. 
llachel, b. May 16, 1676. 16. Hope, b. June 18, 1677. 

It is probable that at the time of his death these chiklren only were living 
who were mentioned in the wiii: Ivhvaid, Jacob, BGiijamln, Mary, Elizabeth, 
Deborah and Hope who were born after the will was made. 

Of the descendants of Hope Allen, the writer is preparing a genealog}' to be 
published in the near future. ,^^- 

See Mass. Records and Records of Conn.; Report of Boston No. d, passion; 
York Deeds, Suffolk Co. Probate Records. . . -.v .. 

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17. Rev. John Allen of Dedham. *'John Allen was born, probably 
in 1597 at Colb}-, a village in Norfolk, Eng., a fQVf miles northeast of Nor- 
wich. He was baptized Ma}' 22. His father was Reginald Allen, a man of 
considerable propert}', called 'yeoman,' in his will, but in another document # 

'gentleman ;' he was probably what we should call a rich farmer ; John was 1 

the eighth of fifteen children, and appears to have been the only one who re- |j 

ceived a universiiv education. He attended school at t^e neighboring!; town 1 

of North Waltham, and matriculated at Cans College, Cambridge, the great f 

puritan and East Anglean College, Apr. 27, 1612; took the bachelor's de- J 

gree in 1615, and the master's degree in 1619. He was married at AVrentham, § 

Suffolk, Oct. 22, 1622, to Margaret Morse ; and here Oct. 24, 1623, his eld- | 

est son John was baptized, having been born Oct. 13. At this time he was a W, 

resident of Denton, probably the village of that name on the southern border § 

of Norfolk, a few miles from Wrenthara. This son John graduated at Har- f 

vard College, Mass., in the second class 1643. He afterwards returned to | 

England, where he became rector of Rye, Sussex, from which however he was t 

* -ejected by Charles II. From 1623 to 1637 nothing is known of John Allen. J 

In July, 1637, he settled in Dedham, Mass., and the following year was or- | 

dained as the first pastor of the church of that town. In this office he re- | 

niained until his death Aug. 26, 1671. During the thirty-three years of his I. 

ministry he appears to have been one of the most active and respected of the % 

ministers of the Province. His wife Margaret having died, he was married a | 

second time Nov., 8, 1653 to Katherine, widow of Gov. Thomas Dudley." ^ 

He is described by Mather as a man of much learning, piety and meekness. 

* i Ik ^'Sincere, peace loving, ready to endure. 
■' >"> * In language Simple, and in doctrine pure.'* 

Ctuldren^hy first marriage: 1. John, b. Oct. 13, 1623; probably there 
were otlier children. By second marriage: 2. Benjamin, b. June 11, 1654. 
3. Daniel, b. May 31, 1656. 4. Elizer. 

fe . See Sketch by W. F. Allen in Dedham Records ; Allen Biog. Diet., p. 16; 

^^^ Mather* s Magnalia, Vol. J, p. 461 ; The Allen Family by Rev. Joseph Allen. 


18. John Allen of Nantucket. He was born in England, Mar. 3, 1729, 
an(] settled in Nantucket. He m. Rachel Hove}-, daughter ol Joseph and Sa- > 
rah. He d. Oct. 23, 1810; she d. Feb. 8, 1776. , < ,. ... 

Children: 1. Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 1751; m. Thomas Neal ; she d. July, 
1787. 2. John, b. June 20, 1751; ni. Amy Swain; she d. Feb. 6, 1822. 3. 
Rachel, b. Oct. 31,1756; m. Nicholas Mealer ; she d. Nov. 22, 1812. 4. 
Phebe, b. Jan. 7, 1750 ; m. Obed Swain ; she d. Aug. 11, 1793. Clothea, b. 
Aug. 1,1761; m. Rebecca Rogers 1786. 6. Besby, d. unm. 7. Reuben, b. 
Dec. 23, 1767; m., 1702, Jeru.sha Taylor ; shed. Dec. 27, 1818. 8. Betsey, 
b. Apr. 26, 1772 ; d., num., July 7, 1858. He ni., 2d, Eunice Bunker, widow 
of Benjamin. . , , ■ ^.. ,.'-^\-:'.\ ■.■..::■:.-:.,■ .-/-'.^c- '.-,■■ .-, . 

See Nantucket Genealogy in possession of W. B. StarhucJc, of Nantudcet. 

19. John Allen of Plymouth. He was of Plymouth in 1633. He was 
granted Mar. 5, 1637, six and one-half acres of land at "Wobery Playne" in 
addition to that he had at "AYellingsly" of three and one-half acres. He was 
of Scituate in 1645, when he was made constable. Hed. in Scituatc about 1GG2, 
leaving a wife Ann and a son John. According to Savage, the records do not 
mention a son John, but an adoi)ted son Jasus Leichfield to whom was <^iven 
a portion of the propert3^ He seems to have been a man of some estate as it 
was several years in being settled. 

See Plymouth Colony Records^ also Savage. /■: ■y/.Y:^....^ ::■■:■': ■.k-.-: 

20. John Allen of Charlestown. He was of County Kent, Eng., and 
left the port of London June 26, 1635, in the Abigail to Charlestown. Both 
himself and wife Ann were thirty years old, as described in the original list of 
passengers. He joined the church May 22, 1661, and was acbnitted a fiee- 
man Jnne 2, 1642. He was of the artilleiy company, in 1630, and in 1657 
was the wealthiest man in town ; a captain and representative in 1668 ; he d. 
Mar. 27, 1675. He m., 2d, Sarah , by whom he had the following chil- 
dren : ,,.,__,_ .,.■-..,••:.■■.... ..' , - . ■•■ ..-...■. ■'■■■:.■: 

Children: 1. John, b. Oct. 16, 1640 ; bapt. May 30, same 3'ear. 2. Sarah, 
b. Aug. 11, 1642; d.^n Dec, following. 3. Mary, b. Feb. 6, 1644; m. Na- 
than Ransford ; rri., 2d. Joshua Hobart. 4. Elizabeth, m. Mar. 11, 1674, Na- 
Uian Hagman. 5. Rebecca, m. Mar. 28, 1678, John Goodrich of Weathers- 
Geld. 6. Samuel, b. 'Nov. 29, 1656. 7. Sarah, again, b May 11, 1659; d. 
in July following. . ^ .:....-.- .-^ 

See Savage Gen. Diet, •; -^^''/'-.V ..,;: '■/'■ ''^^-r(-''''''':'-'\'y-^ . .■■■ 

21. James Allen of Medfield. He was a cousin of Rev. John Allen 
<>f Dcdham, and the progenitor of the Allen family of Medfield ; came over in 
^^37, and settled in Dedhara, where he lived about ten years. He was made 


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freemfiri in 1647. In 1649 he was one of a conipan\' of fifty persons who 
founded the town of Med field. He with others had an allotment of a bouse- 
lot of twelve acres and as many of meadow land ; this, with the additions made 
from time to time, made up the Allen farm which still remains in the posses- 
sion of the descendants of the first owner. He d. in 1676 ; his wife Anna d. in 
1673. He m. Anna Guild in Dedhara Jan. 16, 1638. He was received into 
Dedliam church Sept. 2, 1646. Four of his children were baptized Sept. 11, 
of the same year. 

Children: 1. John, b. in Dedham, Dec. 4, 1639. 2. James, b. in Med- 
field ; m. Lydia Adams. 3. Nathaniel, m. 1673, Mary Frezwell ; had 9 chil- 
dren, viz. (1) Samuel. (2) Natlianiel. (3) James. (4) John. (5) Mary. 
(6) Ann. (7) Ebenezer. (8) Sarah. (9) Benjamin. (10) Edward. 4. Wil- 
liam, who had (1) Mary and (2) William and two who d. in infanc3\ 5. 
Benjamin who had (1) Benjamin. (2) Mary and (3) Lydia. 6. Martha, 
m. Dec. 22, 1633, William Sabine of Seekonk, R. I. 7. Mary, m. Joseph 
Clark of Medfield. 8. Sarah, m., 1666, Domingo White. 9. Joseph, b. June 
24, 1651 ; m. Hannnh Subine of Seekonk. The late Judge James Gardner 
Allen ol Palmer, Mass., was a descendant in the seventh degree from James^ 
of Medfield. 

See Hist. Medfield; Dedham Records ; Allen Family by Joseph Allen. 

22. Hgv. James Allen of Boston. lie was the son of a minister in- 
Hampshire, Eug., and b. June 24, 1632. He entered Magdalen Hall Mar. 16, 
1649. He arrived at Boston June 10, 1662. He was ordained teacher of the 
first church in Boston Dec. 9, 1668, and was colleague with several successive 
pastors of that church. Many of his sermons were published. He m , 1st, 
Aug. 18, 1663, Hannah, dau. of Richard Dummer, who d. Feb. 26,1668,agd 
21, probably without children; m., 2d, Elizabeth, widow of the second John 
Endicott, dau. of Jeremiah Honchin ; she d. Apr. 5, 1673 ; m., 3d, Sept. 11, 
1673, Sarah, widow of Robert Buck, dau. of Capt. Thomas Hawkins. She d. 
Nov. 25, 1705; he d. Sept. 22, 1710. . 

Children., by second marriage: 1. Hannah, b. July 22, 1669. 2. James, 
b. Aug. 24, 1670; II. C. 1689 ; said to have been a minister in England. 3. 
John, b. Feb. 29, 1672. 4. Jeremiah, b. Mar. 27, 1673; was the treas- 
urer of the Province in 1715. By third marriage: 5. Thomas, b. May 20, 
1675 ; d. in a few weeks. 6. Sarah, b. Sept. 11, 1679 ; d. 1682. 

See Allen Biog. Diet.; Hutchinson's Hist. 3Iass., Vol. J, p. 173, and Sav- 
age. ,. ..-•-?,■.-• 

23. Joseph Allen of Gloucester. He was probably a brother of Wil- 
liam of Manchester and settled in Gloucester in 1674; he was a blacksmith, 
not much is known of him ; he d. in 1724. , , , 


Children: 1. Joseph, ra. probabl}^ Mary Cost. 2. Tliomas, and probably 
others. " "''■■■ •-■^VU- ■^l?va;:::#;'■s^^■-■::^?^--^■■'':^-■^^ ■:-'-■.:■■";:■ "V -■'■^•' ^'(^^'^^^m^y'^'w^^^^^^^ ■: 

See Price Gen, of the Allen Family, also Savage. ■^' -c M..-^'-:^::'.: . : v. K;' ■ 

24. Lemuel Allen of Oswego, N. Y. "He was of foreign birth and 
settled in Oswego i-rior to 1800. His family consisted of six sons and two 
daughters, viz., 1. Ephrairn. 2. William. 3. James. 4. Wing. 5. Elislia. 
6. Joseph. 7. Ruth and 8. Mary." 

See Allen Fam ill/ by A. TF. Allen , p. 193. J;S#i 9^^^^^^^^^ 

25. Matthew AUen or Allyn of Windsor, Conn. Colonel Matthew 
came with his brother Samuel and Dea. Thomas fromBraintree, Co. Essex, 
Eng., in 1632; (or as some have it he came from Brampton, Co. Devon), 
settling ilrst in Cambridge, where he was largest land owner; going with 
Hooker to Hartford in 1635-6, and a few j^ears later settled in Windsor. He 
was made freeman Mar. 4, 1635 ; representative at March General Court 


1656. He was representative from Windsor from 1648-57, assistant 1658 
to 67, and chosen commissioner for United Colon}' 1660-4. He d. in 1671. 
His will was made Feb. 1, 1671. "Commonly in his autograph the name has 
2/, but high authority assures me, that it is not always so; and in the record 
and printed books it is nearly as often seen with eas without." — Savage, His 
brother Samuel spelled his own name Allen. His children were all probably 
born in Eno-land. 

Children: 1. Col. John, m. Nov. 19, 1651, Ann, dau. of Henry Smith of 
Springfield; was many years secretary of the colony, after 1657, and a very 
prominent man; d. Nov. 6, 1696, leaving a large estate to his children. 2. 
Capt. Thomas, m. Oct., 1658, Abigail, dau. of Rev. John Warham ; d. Feb. 
14,1696. 3. Mary, m. June 11, Benjamin Newbury. 

See Savage Biog. Diet, . ,. ;■;>";;.;,. '^^^ 

26. Capt. Nathaniel Allen of Boston. "The coat of arms of this family 
engraved on a silver tankard is 'per bend romper,' six marrletts counter changed 
on the shield. The crest is an ea^jjle, with the win2:s elevated. The tankard 
is massive, and very beautifully engraven, and is now owned by a great-great- 
grandchild of Capt. Nathaniel Allen, who was a commander of a packet ship 
which sailed between London and Boston." 

Capt. Nathaniel Allen of London married there when young; had two sons, 
Nathaniel and Jolley ; his wife died and he married Dorcas Bowers of London ; 
they had twelve children ; two sons, Thomas and Samuel, were born in London, 
ftiid came to New England with their parents in 1734 or 1735. On tiie rec- 
ords of Christ Church, Boston are recorded the baptisms of ten of Nathaniel 



and Dorcas Allen's cliildren, and deaths of five. Tiiere are raany descend- 
ants of the family in this county at present.' 


Children: 1. Nathaniel, b. in London ; probably remained there. 2. Jolley, 
b. 1718 ; m., 1730, Eleanor Warren of London, by whom lie had seventeen chil- 
dren, lie came to Boston in 1754. He was one of the principal merchants 
in Boston, as well as one of the most wealth}' when the war broke out in 1776. 
3. Thomas. 4. Samuel. 5. William, bapt. July 13, 1735; m. May 1, 1760, 
Rebecca Dunlap. 6. Henry Jolley, bapt. Aug. 17, 1739; d. Aug. 31, 1739. 
7. Lewis, bapt. Aug. 19, 1739; d. Aug. 31, 1739. 8. Richard, bapt. Nov. 
16, 1740; d. Feb. 6, 1741. 9. P:iizabeth, bapt. Nov. 8, 1741 ; d. Aug. 22, 
1742. 10. A son, no name given, bapt. Feb. 6, 1743; d. Sept. 21, 1743. 
11. Nathaniel, bapt. Dec. 9, 1744. 12. Sarah, bapt. Oct. 27, 1745. 13. 
Lewis, bapt. Sept. 29, 1747; m. 1770, Mary Adams, of Worcester. He set- 
tled in Leicester, Mass., where he had a fine estate, and where he d. Nov. 7, 
1782. 14- Caleb, bapt. May 8, 1749 ; m. Elizabeth Davis of Norwich, Conn. ; 
d.. in Providence, R. I., in 1774. The above is from an account of Jolley 
Allen, by Mrs. F. ]NL Stoddard, 1883. 

27. Robert Allyil of New London, Conn. He was a brother of Wil- 
liam Allen of iSlanchester, Mass. ; was born in England, 1608. He was of Sa- 
lem in 1637, and became a member of the church in 1642. His name ap- 
pears on a petition with that of his brother William and fourteen others in 
1640, in reference to a removal to Jeffrey's Creek, from Salem. Robert seems 
to have changed his mind for soon he removed to Gloucester. In March, 
3 657, lie with others removed to New London, Conn. Some years after he 
was for a short time a resident of Norwich, but returned again to New Lon- 
don, where he d. in 1683, aged 75 years. When the estate was settled John 
received £135 ; each daughter £QQ 6s. Many of the descendants of Robert 
AUyn have held im[)ortant positions of trust, and are well known for their en- 
terprise and thrift. For some reason Robert, after leaving Gloucester, changed 
the spelling of his name which before was the same as that of his brother Wil- 
liam, l'-'''-'-:^': '■ ■ -. <;■■■'■> ^--^ V ".---> ^- ■■ :v^•- ^ "'■ .:; " '" 

Children: 1. John, m. Dec. 14, 1668, Elizabeth Gager. He settled on 
bis father's estate, building a house and ware-house on land since known as 
Allyn's Point. 2. Sarah, m. George Geer. 3. Mary, m. Thomas Parke. 4. 
Hannah, m. Thomas Rose. 5. Deborah, m. John Gager, Jr. 
. See Supplement to Allen Family by A. A. Galloupe^ 1891, also Miss Caal- 
hin's Hist. New London, '■■ :,\;,., ;^. :■ . ' v;;--^); •• ■'-. , "■;;•;;-■■ ■,.-_■ 

28. Roger Ailing of New Haven. Roger Ailing,^ son of James Allen 
'Joane, his sister, mairied Abraham Doolittle who was of New H iven before 1C12, 



of Kempston, Co. Bedford, Eng., the founder of one branch of the Ailing or 
Allen family (the name was first spelled Allen), is named among the one hun- 
dred and eleven who signed the New Ilaven compact June, 1689. lie came 
to New Ilaven in the ship with Captain Lamberton. He was evidently an en- 
terprising, useful and trusted citizen. He early became a member of the 
church, deacon, member of the lesjislature, and was treasurer of the colony 
from 1661 to 1663. He m., 1643, Mary,dau. of Thomas Nash of New Ilaven ; 
d. Sept. 27, 1674; she d. Aug. 16, 1683. 

Children: 1. Mar}', bapt. Nov. 26, 1643. 2. Samuel, b. or bapt. Nov. 4, 
1645 ; m. Oct. 24, 1667, Elizabeth, dau. of John Winston ; d. Aug. 28, 1707. 
3. John, b. or bapt. Oct. 2, 1617; m. Jan. 11, 1671, Susanna, dau. of Rob- 
ert Coe ; d. Mar. 25, 1717. 4. James, b. or bapt. June 24, 1657 ; graduated 
nt Harvard, 1679 ; was the third minister of Salisbury ; m., 1688, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Rev. Seaborn Cotton of Hampston; d. Mar. 3, 1695. 5. Sarah. 6. 
Elizabeth. 7. Susanna. - 

See Genealogical Sketckes by J. K. Allen; Gen, Gleanings in England by 
n. F. Waters. 

29. Samuel Allen of Windsor. For a full account of the family, see 
the Record for Jan., 1892, pp. 102-6. . . _ 

30. Dea. Thomas Allyn of Middletown, Conn. He was a brother 
of S:imuel and Matthew of Windsor; came to Cambridge in 1632; was later 
of Hartford and Weathersfield, and d. in Middletown, Oct. 16,1688. He 
had the honor accorded him in 1636, of having the prefix ""Mr." wdiich is an 
evidence that he was a man of some distinction. He was elected to the co- 
lonial court in 1656. He left a w-idow, Martha, who d. in 1690. He had no 
children but adopted Obadiah, son of his brother Samuel, who m. Oct. 3, 
16G9, Elizabeth San ford ; m., 2d, Mary, dau. of John Savage. He had 
(Mght chil(h-en ; he was a deacon of the church in Middletown, and d. April 
7, 1712. His descendants have generally changed the spelling to Allen. 

See HolUstern Hist. Conn.; Savage Gen. Diet, and letter of Jeremiah Allyn<, 
Conneaut, 0. 

31. Thomas Allyn of Barnstable, Mass. Not mucli- is known of him ; 
lie settled early in Barnstable ; his first wife was named Winped ; he married 
!^ second time, but the name is unknown ; he d. Nov., 1680, at a great age. 

Children: 1. Samuel, b. Feb. 10, 1664; m. May 10, 1664, Hannah, dau. 
ffUev. Thomas Wasley; d. Nov. 25, 1726. 2. John, bapt. Sept. 27, 1646 ; m. 
Mary Ilowland. 3. Mehitable, bapt. Nov. 26, 1648; m. Junel, 1667, Sam- 
«t'l Annable. 

Vide Savage Gen. Did. ^ ' 

, ii 


32. Walter Allon of Newbmy. He was in Newbury, 1610 ; removed 
to Watertown before Apr., 1662. By deed of gift Oct. 1, 1678, he conveyed 
land in AYatertown to his sons Daniel and Jasper, and afterwards removed to 
Charlestowii, where he m. Abigail Rogers, Nov. 29, 1678, and d. July 8, 
1681, naming in his will, dated Feb. 19, 1680, wife Abigail and children John 
of Sudbury, and Daniel and Joseph. Many of the descendants settled in 
Hardwick, Mass. .' • ^ -•:."v^^^^.v■-:v■:■^ :/;.,■■:;• :-v:- .:•;■.■• ■ 

Children: 1. Abigail, b. Oct. 1,1641. 2. Benjamin, b. Apr. 15, 1647. 
3. Daniel. 4. John, was of Sudbury. 5. Joseph, was of Weston, where 
he ra. Oct. 11, 1667, Anna Brazier; d. Sept. 9, 1821 ; she d. Dec, 1720. 

See Page's Hist, Hardwick and Savage's Gen. Diet. 

33. "William AIIgiI of Virginia. His name is found in a list of early 
emigrants to America. He settled in Elizabeth City, Ya., as early as 1623. I 
have not been able to learn further of him. ' ^ . 

See Lists of Emigrants to America^ p. 183. • '; 

34. Winiam Allen of Nantucket. William, son of Ebenezer Allen 
of Nova Scotia, settled in Nantucket, Mass. He was b. Sept. 22, 1769 ; m. 
Rebecca Coleman, dau. of Seth and Deborah of Nantucket ; d. Mar. 14, 1816; 
she d. Nov. 24, 1820. ■ ^ . 

' Children: 1. William, b. Sept. 28, 1795; went to South America; d. 
Mar. 6, 1824. 2. Alexander, b. Feb. 14. 1789; d., unm. 3. Rebecca, b. 
Feb. 12, 1802 ; m. her cousin Richard Allen ; she d. Sept. 14, 1866. 4. Charles, 
b. Jan. 11, 1805; m., 1st, Eliza Law; m., 2d,Lamira Money. 5. AnnGla- 
zier, b. Dec. 2, 1805 ; d. Nov. 21, 1848. 6. Mary C, b. Feb. 16, 1810; m. 
Frederick C. Sanford. He was for a long time cashier of the National Bank 
in Nantucket; d. 1890. His widow survives him. 7. James, b. Feb. 14, 
1808; m. Phebe Allen, his cousin. He d. Dec. 3, 1855. 8. John, b. Jan. 
12, 1813 ; was drowned Aug. 11, 1823. 9. Susan, b. Dec. 24, 1815 ; d. Nov. 
4,. 1827. 

See MSS. of Nantucket Genealogies in possession of W. B. Starbuck. 

■ 35. WiUiam Allen of Rho<le Island, "William Allen, a native of 
Wales, came from England in 1660 ; settled on an island in the Narraganset 
Bay, now Providence, R. I. He d. in 1685. His descendants are numerous 
and own much land." 

Children: 1. *'Williara, remained and d, on the island. 2. John, 
came to the mainland, three miles west of Providence, in 1702, wheie deacon 
George Allen lived in 1859. 3. Thomas, settled in Barrington, R. I. 4. 
Matthew, settled in Warwick, R. I." 

See A, IF. Allen's Gen. of the Allen Family^ p. 91. ' . 


36. William Allen of Mancliester, Mass. He was one of the first 
settlers of Miinchester, Mass. He was h. in 1G02, in Manchester, En^r., and 
came to Gloucester, with the INIerchant's or Dorchester Company in lG2t. Ho 
remained there some three years and went to Naumkeag, now Salem, where 
he resided till 1G40, when he removed to Manciiester, then called JeliVey's 
Creek. He m. Elizabeth Bradley in 1629 or 30; she w\as b. 1603; d. 1632. 
He d. May 10, 1678. He m., 2d, Elizabeth , about 1633. 

Children: 1. Persis, b. Feb. — , 1631. 2. Samuel, b. Jan. 8, 1632; ra. Sa- 
rah Tuck about 1660 ; d. 1700. 3. Elizabeth, b. Sept. —, 1634. 4. Deborath, 
bapt. 23-2 mo., 1637. 5. Bethiah, bapt. 16-11 mo. 1639; d. Feb., 1640. 

6. Onesephorous, bapt. 3-5 mo., 1642; m. Martha , about 1668. 7. 

William, bapt. 31-3 mo., 1646; history unkuown. 8. Jonathan, bapt. 29-5 
mo., 1649; history unknown. ^ ^^ ^ V^ ^ ' "■ 

JSee Price's Gen. of the Allen Family. , ~ . 

37. William Allen of Salisbmy, Mass. He was born in England 
and came to Newbury, Mass., about 1638, and next year removed to Salis- 
bury, which town became his permanent home, and of which he was one of the 
sixty-seven original settlers. He m., 1st, Ann, dau. of Richard and Dorotliy 

Goodall, of Salisbury. She d. May — , 1678; he m., 2d, Alice ; shed. 

Apr. 1,1687; he d. June 18, 1686. 

Children: 1. Ann, b. Jan. 4, 1640. 2. Hannah, b. June 17, 1642. 3. 
Mary, b. July 29, 1644. 4. Martha, b. 1646. 5. John, b. Oct. 9, 1648. 6. 
AVilliam, b. Oct. 2, 1650. 7. Benjamin, b. 1652 ; m., 1st, Sept. 3, 1686, Ra- 
chel AYheeler, widow of Henry Wheeler ; m., 2d, Hopestill ; d. between 

1720 and. 1729. 8. Joseph, b. Oct. 13, 1653. 9. Richard, b. Nov. 18,1655. 
10. Ruth, b. Feb. 19, 1658. 11. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 17, 1659. 

See .Narraganset Hist. Reg.^ Apr., 1884, p. 279. 

38. W^illiam AHen of Philadelphia. He was one of the company who 
came with Penn for the settlement of Pennsylvania. He was afterward an 
eminent merchant of Philadelphia; he died in 1725. His son William was 
chief justice of Pennsylvania. Audrew Allen, grandson of the first A^^iHiam, 
and his family formed an interesting part of the Republican Court of Wji^sh- 
inston in Philadelphia, noted for its circle of famous men and women. The 
(laughters of Andrew Allien were famous beauties and moved in the best cir- 
cles of society. One of them married George Hammond the British minister, 
and another married Mr. Greenleaf. Some of the descendants of Williain Al- 
len still reside in the State of New York. 

See Am. Ancestry., Vol. II., p. 2 ; see the Repuhlican Court by B. W. Oris- 
^Md; also Allen's Diet. Am. Biog. 

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{Continued from page d2.) ■ . '.. :^: ;'-■■'■'■. / 

1638 Luke Perkins of Hillriiorton in the County of Warwick, yeo- 

In his will, dated 1 June, 1638, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of liilhnoi-ton," and makes the following bequests : 
*'to Timothy Corneberr}^ my servant 1 sheepe," "10/-to the poor of 
Hillmorton," "to i\Iaiy Lee my maidservant 1 sheepe," "residue to 
my wife Margaret," "my Wife Executrix." Overseer "my cozen" 
Thomas Perkins. Thomas Perkins, Timothy Corneberry, George Har- 
ris, witnesses. 

The inventoiy, dated 19 June, 1638, was taken by: Thomas Per- 
kins, John Perkins, P^dward Perkins of Hillmorton, yeomen. 

Proved at Lichlield, 28 June, 1688, by the executrix. ° 

,i> ^ ' . . •, — Lichfield Registry, 

. . c: . . . , ; -^ Act Book No. , Page 

1590 William Perkins of Hillmorton. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 

10 April, 1590, to Elizabeth the relict. ^ . ;v . 

The inventory, dated 9 April 1590, was taken by : ^ X 

Michael Gater, ) . :.. '■■, ■■ /■' ■,:;;■;.; ,;:,:;■.■:■■■ -;l3'r^'.^-:-" vV,- ^ .. 

.. John Spi(5er. ( ' -^^-'^ ^ ''■■■':/■'' '■■■ik'':-:^:-^ 

Amount £159. 19s. Id. ■ :- r- >; ; ;:r^ 

The inventory mentions "Wares at Rugby" where he seems to have 
been in business. 

Judging from the inventory he seems to have been a mercer. 

:y--''- .]k'k'--- ■-'\:':- -''■■: /'';'-'\:\...^ • — Lichfield Registry, 

'' -:' " '^^'^^^^^ - Act Book No. 8, Page 29. 

,■■■■■■■. • ■ ■ ' o 

■..(128) ■ ■"' v., ,v, :-.:,-„: 

THE PElvKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND, 1510-1654. '■■.-. 129 

1G30 Thomas Perkins, senior, of Hillmorton in the County of 
Warwick, yeonmn. \: " ^ 

In his will dated 1 December, 1(529 he mentions: 

^mine eldest son" Isaac Perkins my messnaoe in Hilhnorton and land, 
etc., also an Inn there called the "Bell" now in tenure of Henry Watts. 

"my Wife" Mar}' Perkins. 

"niy second son" Francis ; but he must not take wife to Sara Tant 
of Hilhnorton, "my third son" Edward Perkins, "my daughter" Mary 
Perkins, "my daughter" Alice Perkins, "my cozen" Thomas Perkins, 
''my brother" Luke Perkins, "my brother" Isaac Perkins, "my cozen" 
John Perkins. • 

Executors, — "my Wife and son" Isaac. v 

Thomas Perkins, Isaac Perkins, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 6 December, 1629, was taken by : Thomas 
Ilodgkinson, Thomas Perkins, Isaac Perkins. : - 

Proved at Lichfield 17 June, 1(330, by the executors. 

'•re ': — Lichtield Registiy, 

^'"'V^;->\^- ■.:;;;■■. ■ ., ''v;-^- Act Book No. , Pac^e . 

Note.— In lfil5 Thomas Perkins, jr., was one of the aijpraisers of the estate of )ViIliam Keble. 

1648 Edward Perkins of Hillmorton in the County of Warwick, 

Jn his will, dated 31 May, 1G43, he directs that he shall "be buried 
at Hilhnorton," and mentions : 

House and hind in Hillmorton to "my wife" Saray "till 29 September 
i5ext if she be then with child then to said child;" "my sister" Alice 
i'eikins, "my sister" Judith, "my sister" Francess, "my brother" Fran- 
cis Sarge, "my Wife," — Executrix. Mr. Thomas Perkins, "my broth- 
el"' William Bromwich, overseers ; Thomas Perkins, Eandall Marrett, 
vii'orge Harris, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 5 June, 1643, was taken by : Kandle Marriet, 
f-^iward Perkins, Jun., Jacob Perkins, Wm. Bromwich, George Mar- 
'f*'* of Coventry, yeoman. : 

Amount £45 16 s. 2d. ?-^^^^^^H^^^^^^ 

J'roved at Lichlield, 30 May, 1643, by the exix. 

— Lichfield Pegistry, 

Act Book No. , Pa^re . 


■•>„.;—:-■■• .':^-'".; r--^ :^v/;/''' V monks kirkby. ^'■''^'•■-/'^:■V'-!^^'■■^ 

1522 HiCHARD Perkyns of Monks Kirkbv. ^ - ' 

III his will, dated 6 Fehriiary, 1521, he prov^ides that: 

Ho shall "he buried in the church of iNIonks Kirhy." 

"for my mortuary my best goode." 

"to same church towt buying an ornament at syght of my goostly 
fjider xs." 

"to the Ighe altar vi s. viii d." : ■ : ; i 

rto ye Ighe altar towt mainteyning ye l^'ght xs." ■ 
{■: "to ye gylding of o'r Lady xi d." -' J '40 :■'''-■■ ■)''-::.^.'^ 

"to maintayning of St. Edith lyght xii d." 
^ "to eyther of ye moder churches iiii d." 

To John Pyrkyns son of Wylhn Pyrkyns (£13. 6s. 8d.). 

Jane Chettswoth, Ellyn Grene, Elij^n Andrew, Thomas Andrew, 
Dorthye Aylesford every of my godchildren 6 d. 

"to Kii'bv church iiii torches of wax to l)e burnt at mv burriall." 

"to Convent of Coombe to syng a trentall for my sowle and all chris- 
ten sowles x d." 

: "To ye Flyers of Warwick 6/8, to Vicar of Monks Kirby 0/8." 
; Sr. William Svmonds. Sr. John Wright. 

Ellyn my wyfe executrix. ^ V - 

John Perkyns & Wm. Payne, overseers. 

Wm. Browne and Wm. Bayley of MoidvS Kiiby. . 

Witnesses Wm. Synionds, Sr. John Wright & Kichard Chattswoth. 

Proved at Lichfield, 1522. , 

..'.". — Lichfield Kegistry, 

' ' '■ - . Series 1, Page 3(3. 





1533 Richard Pynkym (Pyrkyn) of Burton Hastings. | 

This will is missing. The inventory, not dated, by : Alyn Rychards, | 

Wyllym Pynkym, Jeileiy Bradeley, John Chesshyie, api)rais{)rs. | 

Debts owing to: liychd. Davise, Thomas Mayden, Rye hard Ilych- | 

ards. - I 

From the Act Book it appears that will of Richd. Pyrkyns of Burton | 

Hastings was proved by Henry Pyrkyns the father and Isabella | 

\ Pyrkyns the relict. i 

— Lichfield Registry, | 

- " . ' ■ -. ,.. * Act Book No. 1, Page 3G. | 

THE PERKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1654. :r\^ 131 

1608 ]\IicnAEL Perkins of the parish of Burton Hastings in the 
County of Warwick. ^^^^^ , . ; ; ^ • 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
n May, 1608, to Dorothy Perkins the relict. . ■ ■ - ^ ,: 

.:!?,>' — Lichfield Kegistry, 

''-' ' '^'''1,^^^^^^^^^^ Act Book No. II, Page 44. 

1634 Michael Perkins of Burton Hastings in the County of War- 
wick, "lately deceased." 

The inventory of his estate was "praised by Richard Perkins, Sen. 
and Thomas liilliard with others. '''■'■''.■-.: \rA:--\. '-■-'■ V; 

It mentions a "Bond" by William Pj^ewell. > ' ^i.^, 

V "Debt" b}- Thomas Astley of Wolvey. '^'M:rty-'': V 

^: I : : "Debt" by Arthur Cliflbrd, Butcher. ■']^-:-rH-.''^ 

' : Amount £89. Os. Od. ■--:,:- ■'''''9:::':r-f-- ;& 

Letters of administration wore granted at Lichfield, 5 January, 1631, 
to Richard Perkins the l)rother. . ■ '^ 

The Act Book mentions Richard Perkins of Burton Hastinofs in the 
County of Warwick, yeon:ian, and Ilumfrey Holmes of Orgreave in the 
County of Stafford, yeoman. 
;^; ■.;,'X:;:;j;.f::^ ■ ,..;-■;-^:-^,;: ■ ^'; '--■;■,.:;;;::■/.,■ ::■, — Lichficld Registry, ' ■:•• 
^■"'"■"'■""'^ '"" ■ ^.^-v ■.':\:r^S Act Book No. , Page ;/ ^^.,. ., 

Note.-— Miss Sharp's History of Ufton Court gives the genealogical information contained ia two 
Burton Hastings' wills and it is copied here for convenience. 
1557 Ricliard Pariij-ns of Burton Hastings, CO. Warwick, hnsbandman. ; 

In his will dated 22 March and proved 13 December, 1557, he mentions: Z^: 

Brother John. - . 

Son Thomas. 

Daughter Joan, wife of John Purefoj^ of Ansley, and her daughter Elizabeth, 
l^aughter Anne, wife of Ht- my Wi&e. 
Richaid Perkins was one of the su|iervisors and witnesses and also one of the prisors [apptaisors] 
"f the inventory of Henry Copson of Burton Habtings, co. War., proved 1547. 
1559 Thomas Parkyns of Burton Hafctings, CO. Warwick. .. - .,;. , •• 

Will proved 1539. . - , "' 

Nanaes : 

Wife Dorothy. " ■-.'". 

(-"hildren: / ' . . , ' 

Michael, '; ^ " ^ .-- . ':'-;. ',.'.■■,. „ - ,'. ^ 



Anne, •'■'■ > .. ' ■ . ; ,. .' '/ ; 

Isabel, ' • ' - • -' ' ' • . 

Agnes. '" . ' ' 

These six children were all under age, 22 March, 1557. 

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, :.-v.;;;-;;v:.:,^.,,.-,:;.v',,, .,,^ , , - WHITIBROOKE. ' :'^' ''"':'■' :^'^ -^-j-Z-yn^^:: ■.;••,,,,.■• 

1534 John Perkins, husbaiidnian, of the parisli of Withibrooke. 

In his will which was dated 1 May, 1534, and proved the 21 of the 
same month, he directs that he sliall he buried in the churchvard of 
Withibrooke, leaves legacies to the churches of Bulkington, Anstye, 
Schylton, and mentions : Wyllyam Adhird, l^ychard Perkyns, Thos. 
Wise and his Wyfe. Alys "my Wife," Johne "my son" — executors. 
Kobert BeduU, William Adlard, Eichd. Kolfe, William Byrd, super- 

Inventory dated 16 May, 1534, by Robert Bedull, Owmfrey Gylbard, 
Nicholas Byrd and Wm. Bjrde, a[)praisors. ■ ;:. 

v-.:;.-^- Amount £19. 7. 8.- :■■•:. •-■--■:•-.: :-.^.^^^^^ 

Proved at Lichfield 21 May, 1534, by John the son, "power reserved 
for the relict." .^ '...,. 

;: ; /> i^ — Lichfield Begistry, 

- ^ Act Book No. 1. 


1536 AViLLiAM Perkyns of Marston, pai'ish of Bulkington, Co. 
Warwick (a fragment only of the will exists from which can be gleaned 
the following) : To be buried in church of St. James. Leg;icy to 
church of Burton on Dunsmore. 

John Perky n "my son", another son mentioned directly after but 
christian name gone, presumably another son for testator next says "if 
it fortune any of (hem to depart &c" in next line "of age" appears. 
Thomas Perkyns, relationship, if any, gone. Thomas Lucas of Beetl- 

worth, Thomas Wise, overseers. Thomas — and Thos. A\'ise, 

witnesses ; names of others torn away. 

Inventory dated 8 July, 1536 by Thomas Addams, William Lye and 
William Rutland. Amount £77. 10. 4. . . - 

Proved at Lichfield, 17 October, 1536, by Agnes the relict. 

** ■ ^ . — Lichfield Retristi'V, 

'fI--V'';-;P^§^'-^^^ Act Book No. 2. 

1557 John Parkyns of i\Larston Jabbet, parish of Bulkington, co. 
Warwick, veoman. : 

According to Miss Sharp's "History of Ufton Court and the Perkins 
Family" (London, 1892), his will was dated 7 August, 1557 and proved 
on 26 October following. , ... 




■ He mentions his children all of whom were living at the date of the 
will, viz. : William and John Parkyns, living at Marston. Alexander, 
Oliver, nnmarried, 1557. Ivichard who was appointed executor and 
who proved his father's will. Thomas, Elizabeth, Margaret, Agnes. 

1569 Emot Perkyns of Marston Jabet, parish of Bulkington, Co. 
AVarwick, widow, late wife of John Perkyns of Marston. 

In her will, dated 12 January, 1568, she directs that she "be buried 
in the parish church of Bulkington," and mentions : 

\yilliam Perkyns "my eldest son." Thomas Perkyns son of said 
William. Alexander Perkyns, John Perkyns, Thos. Perkyns, Richard 
Perkyns, "my sons," overseers. Margaret Mylcs, Agnes Brodgate. 
Elizabeth Jerom. Thomas Myles. 

Elizabeth Perkyns "my son Alexander's daughter." Oliver Perkyns 
''my youngest son," — executor. Nicholas Lythall, John Howlatt, wit- 
nesses. '■ ' ■ ■ ■■ ■ - - ^ ■ '■'■'-:: 

The inventory, dated 25 July, 1569, was taken by: Lewis Soord 
of Noneaton, John Clare of Weston, Thomas Cox of Ryton, John Har- 
rison of Marston Jabet, appraisors. : 

•V- Amount £88. 8s. 8d. ■■ u'^r. : ''\. -:/'-■.,. \\-;y ■■^^'' _^-,. -/-.-,_ 

Proved at Lichtield, 3 October, 1569, by Oliver Perkyns. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

- ;:K ■:^^^. > ;- Act Book No. 6, Page 121. 

1598 Richard Perkins of Ryton, parish of Bulkington. Li his 
will, dated 29 July, 1598, he mentions: Em., Isbell, Alice, Amye, 
Fuythe, all daughters under 18. ^ ,; -i 

"Wife" mentioned but not-named. 

Richard ''my son". Michael ''my son," to be at school till he be 14. 
Thomas "my son." William, "my son", executor. Richard Wise, 
Marten Byrd, witnesses. 

The inventory (not dated) was taken by : Thomas Perkins, Richard 
Lobe, John Lago, appraisors. 

Amount £106. I63, 8d. I' 

Proved at Lichtield 6 September, 1598, by William Perkins the son. 

A bond was given for the education of Michael Perkins aminor(/. e., 
^«»der 14). r ^ 

■■'yy'-:--'^'^^:^^^^^ — Lichfield Registry, 

'.^'■•'^""'■^":5^^^^ Act Book No. 9, Page 245. 

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1618 William Perkins of Bulkington in the County of Warwick. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
11 September, 1618, to Joan Perkins the relict. 

The inventory of his estate, dated the 14 December, 1618, was taken 
by; Samuel Drew, John Lago, Wm. Slingsbey, Georg Kasonne, 
Ilenry Wise, Wm. Ambrose, appraisors. 
^' , . Amount £50. 7s. Od. 

. y , ....,, • — Lichfield Registry, 

;5>;.':'£;. , ;. ::::>j4v- ■^^..^^^' ; -^^:''''Vv^^^ Act Book No. 12, Page 296. 

1623 JoNE Pekkins of Ryton in the parish of Bulkington in the 
county of Warwick. 

Letters of Administration upon her estate were granted at Lichfield, 
29 September, 1623, to Richard Perkins, the son, of Ryton in the 
county of AYarwick, husbandman. Surety, — Roger King of Ryton, 
taylor. .;. . - - 

The inventory, dated 15 September, 1623, was taken b}^ : Henry 
Wise, Danyell Dwes, Thomas Darby, Luk Lole, appraisors. 

The following are named: Richard Lole, John Dabb, Mr. Goodall, 
Richard Perky ns, Elizabeth Perkins, AVm. AVhiston, Joseph Marven. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
r'-0t:'> :^::-::}',^^^^^ -■:- X\[..?k\. ,,,;...:•.;■;. Act Book No. 13, Page 215. 

1627 John Perkins of Marston Jabett in the parish of Bulkington, 
^ in the County of Warwick, yeoman. 

In his w^ill, dated 21 April, 1627, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in Bulkington churchyard," and mentions : Anne "my daughter" — 
(not married) ; "my Wife" Elizabeth— ^executrix. Icabod Perkins 
"my son." Noie Perkins "my son." Joseph "my son." Obadiah ^'niy 
son." "my son" Micah. Oliver Perkins "my brother." 

Overseers, Thomas Drew of Bulkington, yeoman. Michael Smith of 
Marston Jabett, blacksmith. 

Thomas Ailsburie, Michael Smith, William Arnleson, Nehemiah Bas- 
sitt, witnesses. . . .. 

The inventory, dated 16 May, 1627, was taken by : John Harrison, 
yeoman, Thomas Tarlton, jun., Edward Hall, taylor, of Marston Jabett. 

Proved at Lichfield, 23 June, 1627 by the executrix. 

r Amount £112. 17s. Od. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 14, Page 68. 



1640 Master Oliver Perkins, minister, of Stivechall, lately de- 
ceased."--.:. ■..• :;^K^-;'L;J-.;-.:^ v: , ^.^.^ .:..;?■.?.-,:;.. l^.- .,V ■■"-.- ;. ■..•.•.;;.:-.■-.,.. ,:..u.:c:-',:..- -.. 

An inventory of his estate, dated 7 IMarch, 1639, was taken by : 
Samuel AVard, Robert Cook, clothiers of the "Citie of Coventry," Henry 
Bradshaw of Whittley, butcher. I ^^.' ■ i^^ : '^ a 

Amount £16. 8s. 6d. 

Letters of Administration were granted at Lichfield, 27 March, 1640, 
to Prudence Perkins widow, the relict. The Act Book mentions Pru- 
dence Perkins of Stivechall, Co. Warwick, widow, and Richard Ryland 

of Coventry, husbandman. 

' —Lichfield Registry. 

V 1561 Thomas Perkynes, of Wille, parish of Foleshill. 

In his will which was dated 4 July, 1560, and proved 21 April, 1561, 
he directs that he shall be buried in St. Leonard's Church of Wille, 
and mentions : Anne Perkynes "my daughter." Mary Perkynes "my 
daughter." Thomas Perkines "my son." Fornando Perkines "my son," 
under 20. William Perkines "my son." Jone "my AVife." Mr. 
Basyll Fylding. "My children's children" (no names given). Basyll 

Wright. ^. ...,...,„,,,.. ,.,,,.-:■ ...^ ^.. ,v.,-... . .:..-,:.:.;,.',...■■ 

Jone "my Wife," William Perkines "my son," executors. : 

George Wright, John Daniel, overseers. Dr. John Debank, Parson, 

John AVebbe, Thos. Wright, witnesses. , . , 

Debt owing from Richd. Mayer of Gloster. 

Inventory dated 24 August, 1560, by Thos. Salesbyrye, George 

Salesbyrye, Richd. Wightman and Willm. Ge , all of Wille, ap- 
praisers. '■■^- .■■^'w-'S-a.fe;^^>^;--'.".^^ -^ :};^'-iy^^r.;-j-.'^:^,^:^^ .,-.,_^-:--; .... . -^ 

Amount £40. 
Proved at Lichfield, by Jone the relict and Willm. Perkins the son. 

. ; — Lichfield Registry, 

^- - - -: : ;;^^^^ Act Book No. 6, Page 17. 

1581 Wyllyam Perkyns, of the parish of Bulkington. 

He died in 1581. Administration upon his estate was granted at 
Lichfield, 12 October, 1581, to Thomas Perkyns the son. 

An inventory of his estate amounting to xx/ix xixs viid, dated 10 
October, 1581, was rendered by : Willm. Whyte, Raynold Bryskow, 
*'"lni Harrison, appraisers. r 

' . •• : - — Lichfield Registry, 

■ '^ ^-^^^^^^^^^ Act Book No. 7, Page 116. 

15 ^v ;V.'^-: • :■;;.■;• i\;:-.,^-^-:.'--v.'. ■ ■ < ■: 


1607 Thomas Perkins, of the parish of Mfincetter. 
In his will, dated 4 November, 1606, he mentions : Joane "my 
• ;"\vife," executrix. Samuel "my son," under 21. Abigail "my daugh- 
ter," under 18. *'mv lands and tvthes." Bartholomew Perkins "son 
R of my brother William." Thomas Lord "the son of Eobert Lord my 
., , Thomas Willington, Joan Perkins the elder, Margaret Bancks, wit- 
nesses. . ■•■ .;:■••■-•/;■;■■■.■..•■-■:;•■.' 

The inventory, dated 24 December, 1606, was taken by: Robert 
Lord, William Perkins, Thomas Lewess, appraisers. 

Amount £35. 4s. 9d. 
■ Proved at Lichtield, 5 February, 1606-7, by Joan the relict. 
- A Bond was given for the tuition of: Samuel and Abigail, minor 
children. The sureties were: Caleb Clark, tToan Clark of Poleswoith. 
> -. .v; / ;U — Lichfield Peojistry, 

'^^^':"--fy'-^^ ^ActBookNo. 10, Page 210. 

1557 William Perkyns, of Walton, parish of Monks Kirby. 

He died in 1557. Administration upon his estate was granted at 
Lichtield, 4 May, 1557, to Thomas Hooke (relationship not given). 

An inventory of his estate, amounting to £25. 0. 0, dated 3 of 
May, 1557, was rendered by : Thomas Pack wood, Nycholas Wyght- 
man, Rychard Ballert, appraisers. .'■■ r/ ''■■'' r- \i:'-\'-:"^^^^^^^^^ 

1591 Thomas Perkins of the parish of Wyllie, husbandman. 
In his will, dated 2 October, 15^9, he directs that he shall "be buried 
.-in the churchyard of Willie," and mentions : John Perkin of Brokeste 
■' "my brother" and "his son Richard." Christopher Milner of Brokeste. 

- — ., Champion, Mr. FieldingsBalifF. Basil Trimmer, Mr. Fieldings 

Clark. Gye "my brother" and his wife, Thomas Hooke of Walton. 
Robert Jones of Willie. Thomas Sheere of Littlethorpe. William "my 
brother." Ralfe a Pointer (or Pointon?). Mary "my wife," executrix. 

Residue after wife's death to "all my children" (not named). 
John Deabancks, Thomas Daniell, Thomas Hoole, witnesses. 
The inventory, dated Xth October, 1589, was taken by Thoma? 
Daniell, Thomas Heale, appraisers. 
'-■ Amount £14. 19s. lOd* 

Proved at Lichiield, 16 June, 1591, by Mary the relict. 

•: ivVv-^M^ — Lichfield Registry, 

. . . ■'■■"'■ \'-'"-'^-%?:c: ;:?■■ "^^^^^^ ■•• .'- ■ ■ Act Book No. 8, Page 36. 



1605 John Perkins of Brockburst in the county of Warwick, 
husbandman. ,>•,.-••;., ....■ ■■v'3;;,^^^.-■v: >:,:•' -.y;-'^.....-' ;v;;;v'-v ::.■■ o; ■ ■^•^- ^ /■ ^ 

In his will, dated 18 April, 3rd James I (1605) he directs that he 
shall *'be buried in the church of Monks Kir])V," and mentions : John 
Perkins "my son." Thos. Perkins "eldest son of said John & the rest 
of his chiklren." Richard Shawell of Bulkington "my son in lawe," 
executor. Annise Shawell "my daughter" (called "Ann" also). Sara 
Shawell "daughter of said Richd. Shawell." William Shawell "son of 
said Richd. Shawell," "all the rest of the children of said Richd. Shaw- 

Ann Perkins, Richard Stapilton, Richard Perkins, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 25 April, 3rd «Tanies I, was taken by : Wil- 
liam Scotton, Edward Musson, Thomas Perkins, appraisers. 
Amount £32. 13s. 2d. 

Proved at Lichlield, 18 jMay, 1605, by Richard Shawell. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

vk^ V . J^^^^ Act Book No. 10, Page 170. 

1590 William Perkins of Wy Hie. 

In his wnll, dated 14 July, 1590, he mentions : 

Peares Perkins "my son," — under 21. 

William Perkins "my son," — under 21. 

Mary Perkins, Joane Perkins, Ann Perkins, Margaret Perkins, 
Dorothy Perkins, his "five daughters." 

Agnes "my wife," John "my son," executors. " 

Richard "my son," "my Brother Gee," overseers. Debts due "my 
brother John Perkins," Mr. Elkington, Alexander Webster. 

The inventory, dated 1590, was taken by : Thomas Wright, Thomas 
Daniel, Thomas Heale, appraisers. 

Amount £69. 19s. 5d. ■ - >■ ■ 

Proved at Lichfield, 18 September, 1590, by Agnes the relict and 
John the son. : i; . 

■ ; —Lichfield Registry, 
^v - I Act Book No. 8, Page 32. 


1627 Thomas Perkins of Broxton in the parish of Monks Kirby 
*tt the county of Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 16 INIay, 3rd Charles, he bequeaths as follows : 
VS to church of Monks Kirby, ^l'6 to the poor of Monks Kirby and 

138 THE PEIIKINS FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 1510-1G54. '- ' ■ rj^'^h 

Brough. Thomas Pei'kins "my second son." Grace Perkins ^*my 
daughter." John Perkins "mine eklest son." "Elizabeth Good and 
William Good & every of their chiklren." To "little John Binley" 12 
pence. "My Wife" Margerie Perkins sole executrix. My house f 

taken of the Earle of Hartford. My land taken of John Champion, 
my land purchased called Upjohn's Pieces. - 

Witness, — Richard Stapilton. \'^-^\^''"'\'-;-::-^\-:'^r-''.-:--^.:.--- 

The inventory, dated 11 June, 1627, b}^ Richard Stapilton, Thomas 
Miller, William Goode, William Binley, William AVells.-^^ 
Amount £185. 2s. Od. 
Proved at Lichfield, 23 June, 1627, by Margerle Perkins, Widow. 

— Lichfield Registry. 

1637 Margerie Perkins of Broxt. in the county of Warwick, 

In her will, dated 8 November, 1637, she mentions: Grace Per- 
kins "my daughter." William Good "my son in law." John Perkins 
"my son." "his brother" Thomas. W^illiam Good his children. Wil- 
liam Binley his children. Thomas Perkins "son unto my son" Thomas. 

Executors: William Good, W^illiam Binley. 

Witnesses : Richard Stapilton, Thomas Perkins, John Perkins. 

The inventory, dated 13 November, 1637, was taken by: Jeffrey 
Paull, AVilliam Miller, of the estate of "Margerie Perkins, widow, of 
Broxhurst, parish of iNIonks Kirby, co. Warwick." 

Amount £196. 18s. 4d. ^^^^^^^^^^^ ; : v 

Proved at Lichfield, 15 November, 1637, by the executors. 

—Lichfield Registry. 






1640 Grace Perkins of Brockhurst in the parish of Monks Kirby 
in the county of Warwick, spinster. 

Li her will, dated 9 March, 1639, she directs that she shall "be 
buried in Monks Kirby church," and makes the following bequests: 
"10/— to the poor of Broxt." "10/— to the poor of Kirby." 

She also mentions : "My brother" John Perkins. "my brother" I 
Thomas Perkins. "my brother" William Good his children. "niv | 
brother" Thomas his children nowe borne. £4. unto John Binleye. | 
William Binleye his other children. Richard Cloudesleye. Kathercii | 
Dios. Elizabeth Good "my sister." "my sister" Marie Perkins. Marie | 
Cloudesleye. Katheren Preston. ^ . 



Executor, — Thomas Perkins "my brother." Witnesses, — Eichard 
Stapilton, Richard Cloudesleye. 

The inventory, dated 8 June, 1640, was taken by: AYilliam Good, 
Richard Ch)ud!ev. - 

Amount £124. Os. Od. ' ''"" .^/ ■■:;..■-..>•.■. x:-r^rr_.--T-^^^^^ 

Proved at Lichfield, 2 July, 1640, by the executor. 
c ; -- — Lichfield Registry. 

Note. — A bill and answer in a suit in Chancery is herewith ap- 
pended. . _ .^ _......., ■:.^;,;,.. . .,,.,.,.■, .^ 

1624 Michael Perkins of Marston Jabet in the co. War., husband- 

To the right Honorable Thomas Lord Coventry Lord Keeper of the 
jjreat Seal of En<;land. 

Michael Perkins of Marston Jabet in the co. War., husbandman and 
Ann his wife one of the daughters of Thomas Lord and Elizabeth his 
wife deceased of Westminster, tayler, and Elizabeth Lord of the city 
of London, spinster, another of the daughters of the said Thomas Lord 
and Elizabeth, claim legacies under the Will of Richard Crane late of 
Bichwell Co. of Leic. yeoman, which Will was made about 20th Jany., 
1614 and to which Richard Crane of Attleborough, Co. War., Tayler, is 
sole executor and William Almey and John Douse overseers. 

Richard Crane dies before he has executed the trusts of the Will, in- 
testate and Henry Garrett of Attleborough takes out Letters of Ad- 
ministration and possesses himself of Richard Crane's estate about £500. 

The Compts. now sue him for their unpaid legacies. 
. The answer of Henry Garrett. 

No such Will was made by Richard Crane. The youngest of the 
Complainants has attained the age of twenty-one at least ten years ago 
and by an Act of James the suit may not be delayed more than five 
years after the cause for it. Richard Crane could not have been pos- 
sessed of money as Henry Garrett entered into a bond with him to Wil- 
liam Wood gentleman in the sum of twenty pounds to be paid for at the 
fiite often per ceiit per ann, Richard Crane died about October 1622, 
&ud the debt to Mr. Wood is still unpaid. 

'■[mi-^y'iyiyia^i'r-ri.:/^^: — Chancery Proceedings (1625-1649). 
' " ■ -^^^^ Bundle P. QG, No. li). ' 

Plaintiff Perkyns, etc. versus Defendant Garrett. ■ . .: , 

CTo be continued.^ i 0\ \ 


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Ill the common lies that hind so many of us together on this occasion 
you will find the reason why I am willing to undertake what is? to me an 
infrequent task. I am descended from one of the victims of 1692, — 
from that one who has hecome in some way the most striking and at- 
tractive figure of them all, not on account of any social eminence cer- 

tainl^s nor on account of any superior virtue, it may well he; hut be- 
cause she was an aged woman of upright life throughout her three score 

years and ten, because of the exceptional degree of interest which was 

taken in her case by her family and a large circle of friends, then and 

since, and because she was the only one of the twenty from whom the 

excommunication pronounced by the church, as well as the sentence of 

the civil court, has been removed. If additional reason be needed for 

my interest in this anniversary, and in these dedicatory exercises, it 

may be found in the fact that I am also of lineal descent from another 

one of those victims against wiiose name the merciless judgment still 

stands, as well as from other ancestry who brought their fatal testimony 

against one of the accused. If there be a 13'thing in these circumstances 

to tempt one to be clannish, or if in view of the course of events in the 

past I should be moved to cry out in wa}^ of protest, 

^^^^; , ,. ; : . "How can I less believe in my forefathers 
♦'Than thou in thine?" 

I hope that the same circumstances and the same temper of mind will 
lead me to remember also those other words of Nathan the Wise. 

f ;'| "How can I ask thee to own ■ ; 

ip ofil:/ "That thy forefathers falsified 
^/ :^ t,; ; In order to yield mine the praise of truth?" 

A short summary of what has been said and written concerning the sul>- 
ject of witchcraft will serve as an introduction to what I wish to siiv 
more particularly. As to the origin of witchcraft we arc told that it i^ 
an heritage to us from heathenism — from the debased to the enlight- 

V : 


ened portions of mankind ; it is a reversion to some rudimentary stage 
in the process of human evolution. As to the nature of witchcraft, it 
is akin in its manifestations to certain phenomena of modern spiritual- 
ism, especially to those of trance-mediumship and hypnotism: in tiie 
semi-humorous and felicitous phrase of the pastor of this church, it was 
a sort of catching hypnotic hysteria with a mixture of wickedness, 
totally different from the scriptural idea of witchcraft; so different that 
the accusers rather than the accused miirlit serve as illustrations of the 
scriptural witch and wizard. As to its extent, not confined to Massa- 
chusetts or New England. New York cannot reproach Massachusetts 
with a monoply of Avitchcraft, since her clergy in response to the appeal 
of Cotton Mather answered in substance " You are ris^ht. Go on with 
the trials." Virginia and the Carolinas cannot twit our colony of burn- 
ing witches, since not a witch was ever burned or sentenced to be 
burned here, and the only instance of the kind know^n in the history of 
the country occurred in South Carolina, and that seventeen years after 
the delusion had subsided and, we hope, died out forever here in New 
England. • 

The actors in the witchcraft tragedy are not without parallels in both 
fiction and history. In the ^tory of the Pilgrim's Progress, after Envy, 
Jeah)usy and Pickthank have given their evidence against Faithful, 
Lord Hategood addresses him thus : " Thou runagate, heretic, and 
traitor, hearest thou what these honest "gentlemen have witnessed ao:ainst 
thee?" And this is no exaggeration or caricature of judicial proceed- 
ings, so called, here in Salem twenty-two years after the publication of 
that familiar allegoiy. The same constant assumption that the accused 
were guilty, the same admission of irrelevant and absurd evidence, 
spectral or other, and the same brow-beating tone are all observable in 
the conduct of the presiding judge and some of the subordinates. 
The evidence was extracted by a judge who acted like a prosecutor, and 
Was submitted to a jury that was not wanting in the twelve-fold pres- 
ence of Mr. Blind man. 

The minister of the church at Salem Villaire, this church, as I hesitate 
to mention in this presence, was zealous in the witchcraft proceedings. 
He has had in consequence his due share of odium. I do not [)ro[)v)<e 
to add to it here. A vivid, literal-minded man, with a zeal that was 
Hot accordin«: to knowled<!:e, he became the Boswoll of his time. For 
ue has given us not only his own views and intellectual processes, but has 


transmitted to us also the material for forming original and perspicuous 
judgments of our own with almost as much certainty and clearness as 
if we ourselves had been eye-witnesses of those sad scenes in which lie 
took so prominent a part. Boswell tells us that once he behaved un- 
seemly and was ashamed. The Kev. Mr. Parris never was ashamed of 
the part which he took in the witchcraft proceedings, but nevertheless 
underpressure of circumstances he did afterward make an acknowledg- 
ment. He did not to be sure bewail the greatness of his error or the 
suffering and ignominy which he was the means of bringing upon others, 
but still, borrowing the phrase of Rev. George Burroughs, and repro^ 
ducing the tone of another of his victims, he acknowledged that it wms 
a very humbling providence that the Lord ordered the late horrid cahun- 
ity to break out first in his family ! If we do not mistake we have 
found here one of the prototypes of that very humble man, Uriah Ileep. 
We have no sympathy whatever with the assertion that the rigid Cal- 
vinism of the time was responsible in the least degree for the witchcraft; 
proceedings. Yet it is evident that it served as a peg on which to hang 
an excuse for all possible folly. The nearest ap[)roach to guilt that can 
be charged on the doctrine of eternal decrees is that some men are said 
to have been predestined to be fools, and have made their calling and 
election so very sure. 

The colonial governor at the time has been complimented for the fnin 
stand which he took in arresting the proceedings. Our attention has 
also been called to the fact that this "rational process" of Gov. Phipps did 
not take place until Lady Phipps had been cried out upon. We feel 
compelled to agree with the prevailing opinion that this representative 
of royalty was a weak man as compared with the responsibilties of the 
position. lie was placed there, as all governors are, to exercise now 
and then an opinion of his own. Instead of doing thus, he relied almost 
exclusively upon 'the advice of a coterie of ministers of which Cotton 
Mather was one of the leading spirits. And when his attention was called 
to the manifest perversion of justice in the case of that one name ,..,:g 
dear to us, and his own sense of right as wellas the advice of his moie 
discerning wife prompted him to suspend judgment in this instance, how 
like was his course to that of the Roman proconsul who, as he sai<l, 
found ''no fault with this man," and yet delivered him over to the clam- 
oring priests of the ancient, the eJewish Salem ! 

Reference has already been made to that choice specimen of the 


Puritan Pharisee, who was so prominent among the younger clergy of 
i; Boston. This man of such hirge personal powers, who had the gift of 
tongues — quite a number of them, and who had all knowledge, and 
understood all mysteries, even the wonders of the invisil)le world, and 
who had all faith — especially in himself — and had not charity in equal 
degree, has become as a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal, and his 
vast activity protiteth him nothing. Within certain limitations tiiere 
is a strikino^ similarity l)etween him and Kino: James I of England. 
i Both of these men had a curious desire to investigate occult phenomena ; 
both had an ambition to gain a reputation for scientific attainment ; and 
it was the particular ambition of Cotton Mather to become a member of 
the Royal Society, and the successor in that capacity of our first Governor 
Winthrop. Both of them had a vast regard for whatever was written 
and transmitted in Latin, and had they lived in the darh ages we can 
easily imagine them disputing in that tongue on opposite sides of some 
such question as, how many angels can dance upon the point of a needle ? 
or whether in passing from place to place those divine messengers pass 
through the space that lies between? and acquirinoj the title, if not of 
Doctor Angelic, or Doctor Seraphic, or Doctor Melliliuous, some other 
nppellation equally euphonious, and equally pleasing to their vain ears. 
Great men seldom want apologists for even their most indefensil)le 
acts. Biographers often assume this role. Froude apologizes for Ciesar 
and Henry the Eighth. Carlyle sees few spots on the strong men wlioni 
he takes for his heroes. Abbott vouches for the lofty motives of Na- 
poleon Bonaparte. Basil Montngu pleads for the innocence of Lord 
Chancellor Bacon from the crime of taking bribes. The of 
Warrea Hastiujj^s aoreed with Kino: Geor":e ]IIin thinkinu: that eminent 
oppressor of Lidia to be a much persecuted man. Judas Iscariot has his 
vindication. And Cotton Mather is no exception to the rule. His 
latest biographer in a work published near the close of the last year 
palliates his conduct in the witchcraft matter on the ground of current 
heliefs. He was, so we are told, the creature of circuuistfuice. IIv^ 
^vas the product of his environment. He had the extreme misfortune 
to possess a very active mind, and to bo com[)elled to exercise that very 
fic-tive mind in the provincial town of Boston, far from the center of 
the world's activity. What must we not forgive to such limitations as 
that? But if Cotton Mather had been a creature of circumstance he would 
"Uve followed one current of public opinion as w^ell as another. He would 



have followed the ebb of the tide as well as its flow. He would not have 
been a lao^srard in jjettinir l)ack to common sense. He would not have 
spent his time years afterwards in trying to revive an interest in the 
**hite horrid calamity." We are reduced in truth to this alternative, — 
either of deposing Cotton jNIather from the position of leadership Avhich 
he is acknowledged to have held, or else of compelling him to bear the 
load of odium which has been attached to his name for two centuries past. 
The trouble with all these great men in their lapses and errors is seltish- 
ness. Had Cotton Mather possessed a wisdom equal to his learning, 
had he possessed a kindness of heart equal to his subtle and marvellous 
insight, had he possessed but a half of that noble prudence, which Long- 
fellow ascribes to him in the "New England Tragedies," his own peace of 
~ mind would assuredly have been preserved, his own personal ambitions 
would in all probability have been gratified, and his great name held 
evermore as illustrious as it is st'eat. 

' There are more noble spirits and more commendable. Among the 
score of victims who suffered the extreme penalty of the law, there is 
hardl}' one, even of those few who had previously been held somewhat 
in disrepute, whose answers upon examination, as reported by their 
accusers, failed to show a clearer sense, and a better spirit than they who 
})rought the railing accusation. Even those who at first in terror con- 
fessed, and afterward withdrew their confession, displayed a greater 
degree of counige than that venerable historic character. Archbishop 
Cranmer; for he first recanted, and that repeatedly, in hope of saving 
his life, and only took that recantation back when hope of life had 
utterly failed him. But these recovered their spirit, and adhered to the 
truth, despite the doom which it was in taeir daily power to avert. As 
for the remainder, they wdio continued steadfast, and preserved their 
consistency in both word and act from beginning to end of the trag- 
ed}' — they who believed that it was "man's perdition to be safe when for 
the truth they ought to die" — these are they whose names are enrolled 
most worthily with the company of mart3a-s, these are they who have 
been made perfect through sufiering. It is a mistake to suppose, if any 
there be that do suppose, that the story of the witchcraft delusion is a 
story only of misdirected zeal, of bigotry, superstition and cruelty. It 
is a mistake to supi)ose that the closing years of the seventeenth century 
are not as luminous in our annals as its early decades. It is a mistake 
to suppose that the light that shines from the examples of these witch- 

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THE NURSE FAMILY ASSOCIATION. ^^^^^^^^^^^^:':^^^^ 

craft victims is not as far-penetrating as any that ever shone out over 
the glimmering sea from the cabin or the deck of the Mayflower. By 
the strenuousness of their virtue they have earned an entrance to the 
hrothorhood of the no])]est of all time. The dvinof acts and words of Rev. 
George Burroughs, so affecting to those who gathered around not in 
primal sympathy with either him or his cause ; the calm insight of Mary 
Easty even then teaching judges wisdom, had they but been willing to 
learn, regardful of others rather than of herself, and breathing the spirit 
of that pra^^er "Father, forgive them, for they know not Avhat they do ;" 
the gentle ways of Elizabeth How in whom little children delighted to 
trust, and who forbade them not to come unto her; the will-power 
— that wonderful will-power of Giles Corey — 

.^ i :. .V . ^.: "That iinconqnerable will ' ;■;.!■■";, 

Determined never to submit or yield ;" 

the deep, unletterable, yet all-expressive silence of some of those mute 
lips, — all these illustrate anew that broad truth of the IMaster, "And I, 
if I be lifted up, will drav/ all men uutu uic." To these might Socrates 
extend the hand that held the cup of hemlock. They are associated with 
the first martyr, Stephen, wnth. Polycarp, with Latimer, Ridley and 
Rogers. They have joined the Maid of Orleans and Madame Roland. 
The dying words of Archbishop Cranmer, with guilty hand in flame, 
will not be forsrotten. The fires of Sniithfield still smoulder in the 
memories of men. And the voice of Rebecca Nurse, savins: out of the 
depths of her relentless fate "I am inuocent. God will clear my in- 
Docency" — the still, small voice of her with whom the almond-tree long 
had flourished, and the dau^^hters of music had been brou":ht low — is 
heard now sounding louder and clearer than the witches' horn, over lands 
and over seas, reaching to her ancient home in England, and the remotest 
abodes of the kindred, Avherever the inspiration of truth is sought, or 
the memory of a worthy life is cherished. It comes to us surviving 
the growth and the departure of six generations, it outlasts the com- 
motions of wars, and the more to be feared obliviousness of peace. 

;' : •V) ;> : ''And that voice still soundeth on -"^wu^., 

■''■-'^ - ■^^^•'r ;^' From the centuries that are gone ' ?>-. 

* '■ To the centuries that shall be. ^ ^^••' \' 

Why was 1G92 a crisis in the history of witchcraft? Why did not 
New Eughuul follow in the track of the fitherlaud, of Britainy, and of 
Spain? In those hinds were accusations, and trials, and verdicts of 


coiKlemiialion. Public opinion synipiithized with them, leiinied judi2:es 
sanctioned them, and the calendar of saints looked on approving. The 
victims were sometimes alone, oftener in troops and nuiltitudes. If 
there were in the minds of men disbelief, or disgust, or open opposition, 
the evidence of it has been forgotten. There was no visil)le reaction, 
and after an interval the superstition stretched out its hand once more to 
seize new victims and satisfv itself with new carnaire. The delusion 
lived throuijh thouirhtless centuries, and was as dreadful in its nature 
as war, as the workings of the holy inquisiti(m, or the fiddling cruelties 
of Xeio. It was not only an idol of the cave, but also an idol of the tribe. 

The answer to this question is creditable to New England. For it is 
found very largely in the superior average strength and character of the 
early New England settlers and their immediate descendants. The 
strength was in first place physical. Only the strong could endure the 
hardships, the sufferings, and the longing for home that must have ac- 
companied the first few years of life on this soil. The feeble in body, 
and the infirm of purpose shrank from such a trial. It is to this superior 
average strength and activity that we must credit the accomplishing of 
so nuich at the beginnings of our history, and which awakened afterward 
the admiration of British statesmen. A people like this, as it seems to 
me, would be more likely than those whom they left behind to utterly 
renounce an error of which they had once become convinced, just as the 
distempers of the strong are more thoroughly cured than the ailments 
of the weak. A people like this would be more likely than otliers to 
avoid what has been called "the unpitied calamity of being repeatedly 
caucrht in the same snare." 

This strength was prominently intellectual as well as physical. In- 
deed it is only as the stronger body implies in general the more active 
mind, that the first consideration is pertinent. Our forefathers were 
studi(Uis men on opp(»rtunity, thinking men always, and they pro- 
ceeded to create opportunities for both study and thought. They 
founded Harvard College at a time when the first child was born on these 
shores — Peregrine White, if living — was but a little more than old 
enough to enter it. They founded preparatory free schools so earl}' that 
one of them at least — that in my native town — is now close upon its 
two hundred and fiftieth anniveisary. A large part of the men were 
logicians, theologians, metaphysicians b}' nature, and fond of showing 
their skill not only in the resorts of professional men, but also in their 


places of daily work afield or in tlie shop. The same characteristics 
possessed them then which General Gage afterwards observed, when he 
reported that most of the men in his province were lawyers or smatter- 
ers in law, and that nearly as many copies of Blackstone's Commentaries 
were sold in America as in England. Tiiis county of Essex, in particular, 
used to have the reputation of publishing more controversial pamphlets 
than any equal number of people on the face of the earth. Such a people 
could not always be content with only an hereditary belief. If under 
stress of new experiences they found their principles insufficiently sup- 
ported, the result was a falling away from old-time beliefs to a disbelief, 
passive at first or simply indifl'erent, but. made active by time and cir- 
cumstance. So when witchcraft trials with all their deplorable results 
began to multiply in the vicinity, there were some in every tow^n, 
merchants, clergymen, yeomen, lawyers, who subjected their proceed- 
ings to a searching scrutiny. Logical keenness was employed worthy 
the mind of Jonathan Edwards. And therefore the second line of the 
inscription on yonder monument "When all around thee owned the 
hideous lie," must be taken, as no doubt its venerable author intended 
that it should be taken, with some allowance for poetic exaggeration. 

We must give credit in the third place to the religious character of the 
Puritans. It w^as observed long ago, that the religion of the northern 
nations of Europe was founded on the principle of dissent, but that the 
religion of New England was the dissidence of dissent, the protestantism 
of the Protestant religion. There were protests here against witchcraft 
trials just as in other lands and times there had been protests against 
Papal assumptions, against Tetzel's sale of indulgences, and against all 
corruptions of the true spirit of religion. The spirit that maketh alive 
protested against the letter that killeth. Great is the mystery' of god- 
liness, so we are assured ; and the history of the Puritans in all ages shows 
conclusively their belief that, however impassable the gulf that lies 
between, the mystery of godliness and the mystery of manliness lie at 
least in the same direction. How long could such a people be content 
to see some of its worthiest sacrificed to the insane or malicious? To 
*ee common sense sacrificed to folly? To see the spirit of alcohol 
confounded with the spirit of piety? Or Satan casting out devils 
through Beelzebub the prince of the devils? Happily not long. And 
^othis people wrought out in all conscience their deliverance from error. 
On the one side was an ancient belief, taking its rise iu heathen super- 


stition, confirmed by the Fathers through misinterpretation of scripture, 
sanctioned by synods and councils, enforced with bulky Latin terms and 
ex parte vei^ovts of judicial proceedings, helped on by kings and queens, 
magnified with mysteries, intensified with the circumstances of the daily 
lives of our forefathers, scattered as they were, along the frontier of a 
forest, dark, foreboding, depressing, as Stanley found the forest of the 
Congo basin; stimulated with envy, jealousy or dislike, with whims 
of passion, with religious zeal without knowledge, w^ith accidents and 
sins, with disordered fancies and disordered stomachs. On the other 
side were restless minds, disposed to examine anew the foundations 
of beliefs, to extract the real meaning from Scripture, to admit that 
there are some questions concerning which the judgment may delay to 
act in absence of greater light; a spirit too busy to be schoolmen, or 
"divide a hair 'twixt north and northwest side ;" there was a patriotic 
feeling for peace and the welfare of the country constantly growing; 
there was the remorse of false witnesses, the reaction from so much ex- 
citement, and the purer atmosphere they breathed when the fumes of 
passion and the dust of conflict had passed away ; above all there 
"Was the charity that often makes men better than their creeds by 
preventing them from following a mischievous principle to its logical 
result. ■■■■" ' "■ ■■ 

Therefore, 1692 was a crisis in the history of witchcraft, because 1692 
saw the culmination of thoughtful intelligence, and of spiritual discern- 
ment, in a degree far greater than had ever appeared in any ancient 
state. To these sources we trace the stream of beneficent New England 
influence along whose banks /nay peace and good will to men flourish in 
abundance evermore. 

- It is a pleasure to mention here the names of some, whether or not 
they are included in the forty of yonder tablet, who thus helped on the 
enlightenment of New England. Joseph Putnam, ancestor of Gen. Israel 
Putnam, of redoubtable courage and prudence withal, would have 
dragged out this idol of the cave, like a wolf, J>y the eais. The Kev. 
Francis Dane represented the theological Andover of 1792, prefiguring 
the Andover of two centuries later, liberal in purpose, though united 
in form, to an ironbound creed. The. Rev, John Wise was a shepherd, 
and not a wolf, over his flock. No parishioner of his could be sul)jected 
to those cruel insults without his loud and earnest protest. Even though 
that protest were ineflectual, yet he seems to us the greatest man of his 

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time ; for it was the spirit of liberty — civil liberty and religious as 
well — that animated him in this, as it led him to defy Andros at the 
risk of imprisonment and deposition from the ministry, and to give to 
the next generation the watchword of the Revolution. Roberl Calef oi 
Boston is a name which we ought to keep in grateful remembrance. 
He was a merchant, Jind we presume, successful in trade, else he might 
have followed the example of Mr. Parris, and become to his own dis- 
comfiture and the discredit of the clergy, a painful minister in more than 
its accepted sense. In controversy he was cool-headed and keen ; and 
yet possessed a vast reserve of volcanic indignation, which ho did not 
spare upon the younger Mather. If there is anything amusing in the whole 
course of these events, it is the disgust of that eminent man that Calf's 
vile volume, as he punningly called it for lack of a better argument, 
should somehow be printed promptly, while his own was unaccountably 
delayed. And if there is anything altogether admirable in the literature 
of the time, it is the appeal of this same Robert Calef to the noble barons 
of the age, in which he seems to have caught the full spirit of the revival 
of English liberty ; the courage of Hampden, the chivalry of Sydney, 
and the poetic fire of Milton. Robert Pike was the author of a letter to 
Judge Corwin, which was doubtless the most acute of all the productions 
of the time, felicitous in its clearing away of current errors concerning 
witchcraft on the basis of accepted religious beliefs, and entirely compar- 
able to the analog}^ of Bishop Butler. We cannot help thinking how 
much better might have been the result, had such a man as he been at the 
head of the court, instead of the bigoted and impenetrable Stoughton. 
These are some of the benefactors of New England. These are some 
of the men, who with others, of whom the world was not worthy, helped 
to rescue her from the pestilence that walked in darkness, and the de- 
struction that wasted at noonday. There are some through whose ex- 
ample the learning of the schools was supplemented with wisdom, and 
wisdom Avas justitied of her children. 

The emancipation of New England from this superstition was one of 
several results of 1692. Immediately they^ were painful to conLcmplate. 
The minds of men withdrawn from their customary avocations and put 
into a stat» of anxiety^ or excitement ; families broken, or in some cases 
reduced to poverty through process of law ; churches rent and distract- 
^J ; a period of material impoverishment equalled only by^ that which 
^vas occasioned by King Philip's war. But there were other results, 


broader in scope and more lasting than those. And first nothing con- 
tributed so much as this to the decline of clerical influence. In older 
to fully appreciate this decline let us consider what their previous 
standing had been. The first ministers of New England were by no 
means supernumeraries at home. On the contrary they were men of 
position and influence, of convictions and courage. They preserved 
their independence at all costs. It costs the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers a 
parish worthy of his eminent abilities. It cost the Rev. Nathaniel Ward 
the rectorship of Stondon Marsey. It cost the Rev. John Cotton the 
place of preacher to the university of Cambridge. Others like these 
came here, braving the danger of a vo3\age by sea, and the hardships of 
life in the New World, as they had faced the greater perils of steadfast- 
ness at home. Here, unvexed with persecution, and untempted with 
pomp, they preached with a faith, a freedom, and a power, to which 
their records lent an impressive sanction. The second generation, 
Bons and successors, were not inferior in learning or ability to the 
fathers. AVith few exceptions, they were the most important men of 
their parishes, and they ruled from their pulpits as from thrones. The 
Great and General Court sought their advice, or sent them amiable 
presents. "He could put a king in his pocket," they said of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker "Are you the person who serves here ?" asked a stranger of 
Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, and the answer was "Sir, I am the person who rules 
here." But this power was sadly shaken when the people awaked to the 
fact that they had been following blind guides, and both had fallen into 
the ditch. The test of the fathers had been adversity. The test of the 
sons was prosperity. "And prosperity," as Bacon tells us, "doth best 
discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." The government 
of New England had far gone toward a theocracy ; but when theocracy 
began its inevitable decline, it is to the credit of New England that its 
people cried out, not like the ancient Jews "Give us a king," but with a 
growing consciousness of their own ability to settle these questions for 
themselves, they demanded instead only this "Give us our liberties. 
Give us our best selves." 

The course of the judiciary was still more self-injurious. The judic- 
iary of England whose reputation had been inherited by the tribunals of 
the new world, had taken bribes in high places; it had disgraced itselt 
with cruelties; but, beyond the shallows of comedy was not wanting in 
popular respect, nor had it incurred the imputation of prevailing uii- 


wisdom. To use the common phrase, it had been accused of most 
things, but not of being a fool. But the stirring scenes, and the intel- 
lectual illumination of the time had shown the law resting insecurely 
on precedent rather on principle and practically taking i'or its 
leading maxim, whatever is, is right. And so the words which Burke 
applied to the early years of the reign of George the Third fit equally 
well the temper of mind of New England at this time. "The laws are 
despoiled of their customary and salutary terrors. Their inaction is a 
subject of ridicule, and their exertion of abhorrence. Hank and office, 
and title, and all the solemn plausibilities of the world have lost their 
reverence and ellect." ' ;. 

And third^ the emancipation of New England hastened a similar con- 
dition in the old country. It required time, for a severe case occurred 
as far on as 1751, and others, less notable, far later. But the power of 
the superstition was broken. There Avere no epidemics of witchcraft. 
There were no extensive excitements. No large numbers suffered. 
The bloody scenes of James and Mary and Elizabeth became henceforth 
impossible. No royal pedant spent his time in composing a treatise ; 
upon demonology. No judge stood self-condemned through an inhuman 
interpretation of a barbaric law. The law itself was finally abrogated; 
and Britain herself, the larirer Britain which we know, found itself ben- 
efited by the best thought of outcast colonies just as the home subjects 
of George the Third afterward found their civil liberties preserved 
and confirmed throusfh the success of the authors of the American Rev- 
olution. :^ ■ ' • 

In the levelling and purifying processes of the time we are brought 
face to face with the fact, that the score of victims of 1629 were the hum- 
ble instruments of brino'ino; about a better condition of civil and religious 
liberty over wide portions of the earth. The progress has been slow, 
hut consistently in the right direction. The area benefited has continued 
to be enlaro^ed, and the scene of immediate conflict to be farther and 
fiirther removed. 

In proportion to their number their influence has been far greater than 
that of those who fell in battle. Just fifty years before 1692 the first 
<^f the parliamentary conflicts for libert}^ — the battle of Edgehill — 
claimed its sacrifice of hundreds of valiant men. Their souls, tou^ether 
^vith those of others slain on many a field hard-fought for liberty, are 
iiiarching on. With them we see the ever youthful spirit of these 


witchcraft victims, and to whom does it not appear that the figure of 
the aged woman even is more striking, her eye more piercing, her tone 
more penetrating in the ears of an attentive generation? With them 
wo see the figure of religion, Vvith robes purified; the figure of hiw 
resting more firmly on deeper foundations ; the figure of liberty, not 
the liberty of license, but of a soul dominant over its own Y>owers ; the 
figure of faith confident in its darkest estate that the ways of God to man 
will be vindicated ; the figure of hope, brightening with anticipation of 
better things to come ; and the figure of charity, covering the dull 
routine, the wayside scenes, the errors and sins of life with the charm of 
its heartiest arlow. ^^^^^ ' >.> ; . 

Half way from us these twenty stand to the discovery of America l)y 
Columbus ; but the fate of Spanish America was a pitiable commentary 
on the name of the great discoverer, which, being interpreted, means 
Christ-bearing Dove. The name of Rebecca Nurse is not a misnomer 
in its relation to the hurt of the human mind, or the healing influence, 
which it has helped to set in motion. She lived in humility. She died 
in weakness. She has risen in power. We, her descendants, and all 
who to her are related in spirit, rejoice, and are thankful for the 
change that has come. And the closing couplet of her epitaph mav 

be accepted without qualification. 

"The world, redeemed from supcrstilioiis sway, 
Is breathiug free for thy sake to day." 


MAINE. 1777-1780. 


Adams, Adam, enlisted for 3 yrs. ; deserted;^ served 15 mos. ; 
Capt. Reed's Co., 7th Eeg. Harps well. 

Wheeler gives an Adam C. Adams, as a soldier in Capt. George White's Co. in 

Atherton, Abijah, 3 yrs.; taken prisoner ; 35 mos. 2 dys. ; Capt. 
Reed, 7th Reg. Harpswell. 

Cornish, Jonathan, 3 yrs.; died; 11 mos. 13 dys. ; Capt. Reed, 
7th Reg. Harpswell. 

. Cornish, Daniel, during war; 48 mos. ; Capt. Reed, 7th Reg. Bruns- 

• Hoffron, Patrick, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. ; Capt. Reed, 7th Reg. Harps- 
well. '• ■ -'-''•■ ■■• ■ ■• ~ ' ■ '■'■■ ■ --'''■■'■•■■ ■ - 

Henry, Ze])ulon, 3 yrs.; 6 mos. 11 dys. ; Capt. Reed, 7th Reg. 

Hopkins, Simeon, 3 yrs.; killed; 20 mos. 14 dj's. ; Capt. Reed, 
7th Reg. Harpswell. ...-:. v ^ 

Hall, Luther, 3 yrs.; 36 mos.; Capt. White, llthRcg. Bowdoin- 

Johnson, John, during war; deserted; 19 mos. 5 dj's. ; Capt. Sum- 
mers, 3d Reg. .■■.•..•- ::;•;: ... ■ ::>.;.■■.,.•■■,:•:■■ .-.'^ ■^■^;.: -■■. . . ' 

Levitt, Caleb, 3 yrs. ; killed ; 8 mos. 22 dys. ; Capt. Reed, 7th Reg. 


This is the Caleb Levitt erroneously given by Wheeler as having been killed at 
Bunker Hill in 1775. 

Levitt, Nathaniel, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. ; Capt. Reed, 7th Reg. Harpswell. 
Owin, Thomas, during war; 45 mos. 19 dys.; Capt. Smart, 13th 
Reg. Topsham. 
Oliver, Nicholas, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. ; 5th Co., 14th Reg. Georgetown. 
Oliver, Thomas, 3 yrs; 36 mos. ; 5th Co., 14th Reg. Georgetown. 
Oliver, John, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. ; 5th Co., 14th Reg. Georgetown. 

'The word deserted is probably technical rather tlian otlierwise where it occurs above, as it is not 
likely that at the end of the term of enlistment, and at the end of the war, men would desert. They 
irobably did not return from furlongs the war being over, .■ \ 


Potter, Alexdiitler, 3 yr^^. ; 36 mos. ; Capt. White, 11th Keg. Topshani. 
He served also 9 mos. 4 dys. in Capt. AVm. Lithgrow's Co., enlisting 19 Feb., 177C. 
Again 87 dys. in Capt. Geo. Wliite's Co. in 1777. 

; Poor, Eichard, 3 yrs. ; prisoner; 6 mos. 7 dys. ; Capt. White, llth 

Iweg. Top&ham. - / 

He served also 8 mos. li dys. ; in Capt. Lithgrow's Co., enlisting 11 Mar., 1770, and 
again 103 dys. under Capt. Geo. White in 1777. 

Patten, Matthew, during war; 25 mos. 16 dys.; Capt. Smith, 13th 
Keg. Bowdoinham. - • 

Patten, James, during war; deserted; 35 mos. 13 dys. ; Capt. Smith, 
13th Eeg. >^200 bounty. Topsham. 

Partridge, Jno., 3 yrs. ; 34 mos. 15 dys.; Capt. Woodbridge, 13lh 
Reo^. Edirecomb. - 

-; Philbriek, David, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. ; 5th Co., 14th Reg. Georgetown. 

Page, Simon, 3 yrs. ; 11 mos. 20 d^'s. ; Capt. Jackson, Crane's lileg. 
Harpswell. « . 

Sargent, Joseph, 3 yrs. ; invalid ; 34 mos. 16 dys. ; Capt. Sewal!, 12th 
Recf. Georf^retown. .. - ^ • « 

Spalden, Ezekiel, 3 yrs. ; discharged; 7 mos. 19 days ;. Capt. Reed, 
7th Refi^. Georo:etown% 

Stenson, Samuel, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. 3 dys. ; Capt. Reed, 7th Reg. 
Topsham. . . ., .. 

Todd, Enoch, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. ; Capt. Ballard, 7th Reg. Georgetown. 

Willson, AVilliam, 3 yrs. ; prisoner 5 mos. 24 ch^s. ; Capt. White, 
llth Reg. Harpswell. 
He also served 68i days under Capt. White in 1777. 

Whitham, Thomas, 3 yrs. ; killed ; 6 mos. 7 dys. ; Capt. AYhite, llth 
Reg. Harpswell. 

Whittier, John, 3 yrs.; 32 mos. 27 dys. ; Capt. White, llth Reg. 
Topsham. ;' .. 

Also 4G days in 1777 under Capt. White. . :. _ 

W^hitney, Isaac, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. 6 dys.; Capt. Smart, 13lh Reg. 

• Wallace, Charles, 3 yrs. ; 36 mos. ; Capt. Stoddard, 1st. lleg. 
Geororetown. >: . 

AVhiden, Francis, din-ing war; deserted; 41 mos., 30 dys. ; Capt. 
Hancock, 1st Reg. Georgetown. 

Wallie, Charles, 3 yrs. ; 31 mos. 14 dys. ; Capt. Hunt, 1st Hog- 

Wallis, AVilliam, during war; 48 mos.; Capt. Ballai'd, 7th Reg. 
Geors^etown. ■■■-■.:-.■■■■/■ '■■■ r.--,: .:':::,-... -^ r.. . -.'k-- .-. 

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No nation can remain for any appreciable length of time in a somno- 
lent or quiescent state. In the words of the old adao:e, "He that ooeth 
not forward goeth backward." It is a progression or retrogression with 
all animate thin<2:s. This law holds oood in both animal and veiretable 
life. Stop growth and decay is inevitable. The gradations of decline 
may assume different forms and phases under the varying conditions, 
but the trend is all in one direction. 

The law of growth and development which governs all healthful life 
is immutable. 

But there is abnormal growth, and it comes into active play when 
the higher law of our being is trangressed — when the plain ethics of life 
and liviuii: are io;nored. " 

The Roman empire, once powerful and great, reached a period in its 
history when its moral forces became sluggish and polluted, and in- 
ternecine strife intervening, decay soon followed. 

The growth of our nation ceased as a strengthening factor when 
slavery asserted its power and dominated the land. When this hydra- 
headed curse was overthrown peace and progress returned. 

We now come to the consideration of the logical sequence of another 
evil which afflicts our nation, namely, the influx of immigration to our 
shores, which largely represent the worst elements of the population of 
the old world. Under it we are, it cannot be denied, numerically 
growing, but it is a growth tending to decay. Like a person unduly 
stimulated with strong drink, there will come a reaction to us, fatal in 
Its consequences. Already this foreign tide is setting in strongly and 
its sickly exhalations pollute and poison our social and political life. 
If allowed to flow on unchecked it will be fought with as much, nay 
more danger to us a nation, than was slavery. 

Immigration, as at present conducted — view it as you will — is not 
ItJgitimate ; it is an excresencc upon the body politic which the scalpel 
of law must at once remove. Disinte^^ratino' forces are even now at 
^vork which threaten to topple over the ver}^ temple of Liberty. They 



should be met, combated and destroyed. This is the "Impending Crises'* 
we are called upon to confront. It menaces us on every hand. The 
storm-cloud is assuming dark and dire proportions and it behooves us 
to take timely action so that disaster may be averted. 

The only avenue of escape — the only release for us from our present 
deplorable condition — rests with Congress. That body should act with- 
out delay, and if need be set a price upon the head of every undesirable 
emigrant so large as to destroy this curse. The issue should be 
squarely met without further delay by Congress, for the present slight 
cessation of Immigration is but the calm before the storm. 

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CANADA," 1760. 

Eben"* Cane, b. Marshficld, r. Harpswell, le. 28. _ - ' 

John Green, b. London, r. Falmouth, 24. ■ ," 

John Green, jr., b. Ireland, r. Falmouth, 21. * 

John Adams, b. England, r. Hai-pswell, 22. 
William Harris, b. Greenland, r. Brunswick, 25. 
Eben*" Lake, b. No. Yarmouth, r. No. Yarmouth, 25. 
Isaac, son of John Bunker, b. Portsmouth, r. Harpswell, 18. 
John Malcomb, b. Brunswick, r. Brunswick, 29. 
John, son of Samuel Whitney', b. Brunswick, r. Brunswick, 19. 
Abijah AVard, r. Harpswell, 26. 

Sam\ son of Samuel Babbage, b. No. Yarmouth, r. Harpswell, 20. 
Paul, son of P^lisha Allen, b. Harpswell, r. Harpswell, 17. 
Joseph, son of Isaac Snow, b. Brunswick, r. Brunswick, 19. 
George, .son of Benjamin York, b. Falmouth, r. Falmouth, 19. 
Josiah Cocks, b. Boston, r. Falmouth, 18, 'prentice] to Wiswall. 
Above enlisted March and Aprils by Ccqjt. Nath'l IngersolL Vol. 97, /oZ. 



Ill tho Oct. mini])or of the ''Macrnzino of New Eiiixlancl History," Mr. 
Henry Funis worth Frink makes certain inquiries about Sergt. "John 
Frink of Stonins^tou, Gonn., mentioned by Savage as beins: made freeman 
in 1660." My second voUime of "Savage's Genealogical Dictionary," p. 
209, does not say anything about John Frink being admitted a freeman 
in 1660 or at any other time. John Frink was nominated for a free- 
man at the General Court of Connecticut at its October session 1670, 
as per second volume of "Connecticut Colonial Records," p. 139. Mr. 
John Frink was a land holder here as early as 1666, upon which he 
erected himself a house (being a carpenter), where he continued to 
reside until his death which took place Feb. 15, 1718. His wife Mrs. 
Grace Frink died March 6, 1717. This John Frink, supposed to be 
the son- of John Frink of Ipswich, ^lass. aiiaGrace Stevens of Taunton, 
Mass., were married soon after 1660, and became the parents of five 
children, two daughters and three sons. The records of the first Con- 
ffreofational Church of Stonino^ton show that "Frink's five children were 
baptized March 21, 1675." 



\ Grace Frink, born^and was baptized in Stonington March 21, 1675 and 
married James Willett gf Swanzey, Mass., in June, 1677. 


f, v^ 

l^ DeborahFrink, born^undwas baptized in Stonington, JNIarch 21, 1675 



--) 'Imd married Gershom Liunbert in 1686. • _ 

Samuel Frink, born Feb. 14, 1668, and w^as baptized in Stonington 
March, 28, 1675, and married Hannah Miner, daughter of Ephraim and 
Hannah 7^ Very) Miner, January 6, 1692. 

John Frink, born Mjiy 18, 1671 ; was baptized in Stonington March 
21, 1675 and married Hannah Prentice, daughter of John and Hester 
Prentice, Feb. 15, 1694. ; :::--- r- . , . 

Thomas Frink, born May 25, 1674 ; was baptized March 21, 1675, in 
Stonington and married Sarah No3'es, and removed to Sudbury Mass., 
w^here he remained durinof the rest of his life. 

There has been no genealogy of the Friuk family ever })ublished that 
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20. Newton. — Wanted : the origin and 
ancestry of Mary Newton, born in Hamil- 
ton, Mass., about 1788. She married about 
1810, George Davis, an Englishman, had 
two sons, George and John. She died in 
Salem, Mass., May, 1868. Did any of her 
ancestors serve in the Revolution? 

Please reply to Mrs. George C. Night- 
ingale, Jr., 

54 North Main St., ' 

. Providence, R, I. 

29. Amesbury, West Amesbury, Ja- 
Maco, Merrimack. — Copies of early rec- 
<>rds, extracts from the same, early epi- 
taphs, will be gladly welcomed by the 
editor of this magazine, for the purpose 
of printing in these pages ; also records of 
*ny of the towns now in Ncav Hampshire 
^hich formerly belonged to Massachu- 

SO. SiBBORN. — Savage mentions John 
^ihborn of Boston, who with wife :Mary, 
loined church 10 Aug., 1644. They had 
daughters Mary and Deborah baptized 
^ May, 1G46, and Elizabeth baptized 11 


1644. Did Elizabeth marry 8 July, 
1600, Thomas Earnam of Andover? If so, 
she died 20 Aug., 1683. What became of 
this Sibborn family? 

35. TiiORNiLY. — Samuel Thornily mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Col. Israel and 
granddaughter of Gen. Israel Putnam. 
Wanted date of marriage and death of Mr. 
and Mrs. Thornily. Names of their chil- 
dren with dates of birth, death, marriage, 
etc. Also parentage ^nd- date of birth 
of Samuel Thornily. ' 

39. Skerry.— Wanted. The full names 
and place of residence of the partens of 
Samuel Skerry, also the date and place of 
his birth. He died at "Minas" in 1755. He 
was published at Rowley, Mass., in 1753, 
to Mary Kilborn. She was the daughter of 
George and Phebe (Palmer) Kilboni of 
Rowley, and was baptized there Mar. 26, 
1721. She died at Stark, Me., at an ad- 
vanced age. It is supposed that Samuel 
and Mary (Kilborn) Skerry had but one 
child, viz., David Skerry. It is tradition- 
al among the descendants of this son, 




that he lived "svith his 'widowed mother, 
in his early childhood, at Kittery, Me. 
Any information concerning persons of 
the Skerry name is solicited.— A. C. P. 

41. KiNGSLEY. — Has any one attempted a 

genealogy of this family? If so, please 

•write to 

Frank B. Lamb, 

Westfleld, N. Y. 

43. Obadiaii Delano was married, in 
1798, to Asenath Metcalf , at Keeue, N. H. 
His parentage is craved. It seems as 
though lie mnst have been a scion of the 
Connecticut branch of Philip Delano's 
(de la Noye) family, as it spread from 
Plymouth and Dartmouth, Mass. 

. ■" ■■ -' - .■■ E. W. L. 

44. Masonic. — In 1778 there was a 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons or- 
ganized in Danvers, known as the United 
States Lodge, and any information as re- 
gards the following list who were mem- 
bers of it would be thankfully received by 

Dudley A. Massey. 

Daniel Adams. The Beverly records 
read: Daniel Adams of Salem, married 
Miss Elizabeth Batchclder of Beverly, 
March 14, 1773. In 1788 he conveys land 
in Boxford, in Beverly, May, 1788, and in 
Salem, June, 1788, with Hepzibah, his 
wife, which may have been his second 
"wife. D. A. may be a descendant of the 
Ipswich branch of the Adams'. 

Ebenezer Andrew, son of Thomas and 
Sarah Andrew, born in Danvers Dec. 24, 
1751. O. S. 

Richard Porter Bridge. Mathew Fair- 
field, of Wenham. Samuel Fairfield of 
Wenham. Dr. Nathaniel Gott of Wen- 
ham. Daniel Gideons or Giddens may 
have come from Beverly or Ipswich. 
Nathaniel Greenwood. Ephriam Jacobs. 
Joseph Knowlton of Wenham. Jacob 
Oliver. John Piemont kept a hotel in 
Danvers about 1774 to 1784, and then kept 
a hotel in Ipswich; died in Boston, Sept. 
17, 1802, aged 85 years. William Perkins- 

Francis Porter, son of Benjamin and 
Eunice Porter, born in Danvers, Sept. 22, 
1748. O. S. He married I\Iiss INIary Gott 
of Wenham, April 12, 1772. I think he 

moved to Wenham, as his name appears 
on the list of Wenham Minute men, also 
on the list of the Revolution. He owned 
land in AVenham. 

Richard Quartermas lived in Beverly and 
married Miss Hannah ; a mariner. 

John Stacy, lived in Danvers in 1778 
and previous; afterwards at Beverly. 
Daniel Squires. 

Moses Titcomb (of Wenham) married 
Miss Elizabeth Gott. The Danvers rec- 
ords say both of Danvers. He conveys 
land in Wenham, in 1785, with Elizabeth 
his wife. I think they must have moved 
to Wenham and lived on the west side 
near the Gotts. 

David Verry, son of John and Elizabeth 
Verry, born in Danvers, May 15, 1755. 
Fifth of twelve children. His father and 
mother lived on the Yerry plain, so-called 
in South Danvers, now Peabody. 

Joseph Wyer. Francis Yates' certiti- 
cate of marriage was issued at Danvers, 
Feb. 22, 1787, and Sarah Eudicott's, both 
of Danvers. 

45. Danvers, Mass. — Genealogical par- 
ticulars, etc., relating to soldiers from 
Danvers, Mass., in any war, will be gladly 
welcomed by the Committee on War Rec- 
ords of that town. 

46. Loyalists of Essex Co., Mass.-— 
Persons having in their possession any 
old papers, letters, etc., pertaining to any 
one having loyalist principles during the 
Revolution, and being a native or resident 
of Essex Co., or any knowledge of such are 
requested to communicate with 

Eben Putnam, Salem, Mass. 

47. Francis Sawyi:r of Wells, married, 
at Ipswich in 1705, Elizabeth Dennis, 
probably widow of Thomas Dennis of 
Ipswich, who died in 1702. What wa^ 
her maiden name? 

Thomas Adams of Ipswich, born in 1672 
had wife Bethiah. What was her maiden 


48 Clarke. — If any of your rcader> 
can give me the ancestry of Audley Clarke, 



of Ne"vvT)ort, K. I., who iiiarricd Margaret 
Hulin, Feb. 7, 1760, it Avill be greatly ap- 
preciated by 

Charlks p. Britton. 

■'■'SyS--^^^^^^^^^ 28 New St., N. Y. 

^ 49. HuTCHiNS.— Joseph Ilutchins mar- 
/ Tied Johannah Coolis at Haverhill Mass., 
Bee, 29, 1G69, and died at the same place 
April 19, 1689. When and where was 
Joseph Hutchins born? 
'- Also George Coolis and Johanna Javis, 
the parents of Johailnali Hutchins, were 
married at Haverhill, .Mass., Oct., 26, 
1645. When and where were their par- 
cnts born? 

■ 50. No YES. — Information" wanted as 
to the ancestry of James Noyes wlio 
lived in Castine, Me., from 1812 to 1819 
and later in Belfast, Me. Was he the sou 
of 4th Joseph, son of 3d Joseph, son of 
2d James, son of 1st Nicholas? 

51. Hartwell.— Mr. L.W. Densmore, 

; the historian of this family has, through 

great industry, gathered a large mass of 

material for his work, and expects to 
send it to the printer in 1894. In a recent 
circular the president of the Association 
calls attention to the interest manifested 
in the English families bearmg that 
honored name. He says "it appears in my 
judgement desirable that research be 
made in England with the view of elucidat- 
ing the early history of our family over 
there, and the subject is now brought to 
your attention to give opportunity for 
contributions of money for the exclusive 
purpose of forming an English research 
fund." Subscriptions for that purpose and 
no other, ranging from tlf ty cents upward, 
will be received by 

E. Adams Hartwell, 
" Eitchburg, Mass. 

52. Chase — Whose son was Lieut. 
Henry Chase, who died in Townsend, Vt., 
Dec. 12, 1831, aged 85 years? He was a 
Lieut, when he settled in Townsend prior 
to 1780, and where was his wife, Hepsibah 
Walker, from? 

; / R. A. Taft, 

Burlington, Vt. 

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Earldom Douglas and Mar. Plea 
Roll Pedigrees. Seize Quartiers Kings 
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Inquistiones Post Mortem. Henry 
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English Historical Eeview, Jan.y 

Battle of Hastings. Royal Navy 
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In the old bnrying-groiind at Brookljni, Conn., widely known as the 
l:ist resting-place of Gen. Israel Putnam, a solitary grave stone awakened 
interest and inquiry. It was no different from the other old stones in 
liic yard. The design so simple and tasteful ; the sentiment of the in- 
scription so tender and so hopeful in contrast with the ordinary epitaph 
of the day. At the top of the shapely stone a rose drooped from the 
severed stalk; below these words were carved: — 

Sacred to the memory . ,-■ ? 

: ' " "of Mrs. iMary, wife of 

: ' Francois Ca?sar Le Roy, 

a French gentleman. 

She died Auir. 11, 1792, in 

the 27th year of her as^e. 

• " The Rose blossoms — It diffuseth 

^ ^. sweetness in the morning, plucked 

from the stalk — It is still lovely. 
^^ ~ To thee the morning of Eternity 

is come! Mary, thy soul is an 
immortal Rose. 

Who was the wife of '^the French gentleman" buried an hundred 3'ears 
figo in Brookl^'n churchyard? Had the "immortal rose" perished from 
niortal memory? No kindred names were found in the yard, or in any 
»'<?cords of the town. The very oldest people had bat a vague tradition- 
ary impression that the young wife journeying with her husband had 
^>C'eu stricken with fatal illness at the Brooklyn tavern. In those days 
'here were no conveniences for transportation. "As the tree falls, so it be." And so the young stranger was laid to rest in the country 
'jurying -ground ; loving hands phiced an appropriate tablet, and then 
*'ie was left to ap[)arent neglect and forgetfulness. 

Was it possible to find out something more of Mary LeRoy even after 

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/ a century^s silence ? A copy of the inscription and inquiries was sent 
; ;: to a widely read newspaper, and copied fi'om one paper to another till 
it came within the notice of a distant descendant of the fifth generation 
from whom satisfactorv information was obtained, viz. : 

■ Francois Ca}sar Le Roy, the "French gentleman" came to America 
with Count Rochambeau and served under him as captain in the French 
army during the war of the Revolution. He decided to remain in New 
York, marrying Mary Holt of whose family and previous antecedents 
nothing appears. They had four daughters and a son, twin of the 
yomigest daughter who died early. The mother died while on a jour- 
ney through New England as indicated on the gravestone. Her daugh- 
ters all grew up and married into prominent families. Her great-grand- 
daughter, Helen (jMetz) Moulton is the wife of Count Von Hatzfield, 
vice-chancellor of Germany and present ambassador at the British Court. 
Another great-granddaughter married Colonel Irwin, U. S. A., and has 
a son also in the army, who bears the fjimil}^ name, LeRoy. Francois 
" Cagsar Le Roy married for his second wife, Eunice Moulton, New York, 
and had by her six daughters and two sons. E. D. L. 

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John Legg of Marblehead ; will mfide 16 Nov., 1672. Partition 16 
Mar., 1690. Samuel Lcgg of Boston, mariner, to enjoy homestead and 
warehouse, his brother John, merchant, of Marhlehead ; brother Daniel 
deceased without issue since the death of father. vol. 9, fo. I. 

Elizabeth Lcgg was one of the original members of the church at Marble- 
head, 1684 ; dismissed to form a new church 25 April, 1716. — Col. John Logg 
of Marblchead, 1716. - -v .:\^.^:r^ '^^'- ^-^y^ ■■:■'-. .r-^ .^,..:: ''^- -■ . 

Deborah, child of Elizabeth Browne, bapt. 15 Apr., 1688 
John, '* '< " " '*' 19 Jan., 1689/90. 

Mary, " " " ; : *V ; »« 29 Oct., 1693. 

Legg, <' " '' - " ;^^^^^^^^ 

Giles, *« " '^ : >' : «V 31Jan.,1696/^^ 

John Turner, died in Babadoes, 1668, had wife Elizabeth ; left dnu. 
Elizabeth (m. 9 June, 1665) Eleazer Gedney, ship-wright of Salem, 
and had dau. Elizabeth; son John d. 9 Oct., 1680, whose widow Eliza- 
beth (^Roberts) married previous to 1691, Charles Redford, merch. of 
Salem. vol. IX, fo. 3. 

Christopher Latimer of Marhlehead, vinter, married a daughter of 
William Pitt, and had a daughter who married Capt. William Kordan, 
mariner. Dated 21 Feb., 1686. " 

Capt. Nath^ Norden adra. church, Marhlehead, 6 Mar., 1697/8. Jane 
Norden, bapt. 2 Feb., 1706/7. Nathan Norden d. 1 Mar., 1727/8. Jane 
Norden d. 28 April. 1722. Mrs. Mary, wife of Nath'I, gave a handsome pen- 
dulum watch for the use of the first church of Christ in M'h'd, 7 Sept. 1724, 
valued at £18. y ' 

Samuel Hayman releases to brother Nathan, both of Lynn, 13 Nov., 
1686. vol. IX, fb. 4. 

Richard Road of Marhlehead, mariner, to David Harris and William 


Hill, mariners of Boston, in trust for Prudence Ilicks of Boiston, in con- 
sideration of a marriage' contract agreed upon, for her use and his son's 
Sanjuel, Kichard and Benjamin of Marl)Iehead. One of the witnesses 
is John Ilii!. 7 Au<r,^ l(j9l. - vol. IX, ft). 3, 

%; Stephen Cross of Ipswich. Sons Stephen and John of Ipswiuh. 9 
May, 1691. -'^--^'-y' ■::^y ^ vol. IX, fb. 15. 

Richard More, junr., of Salem, mariner, son of Richard More, had 
wife Sarah. 1 May, 1690. , ^ ^g.: , vol. IX, i'o, 18. 

Abigail Riddon, younirest danirhter of Thaddeus of Marblehcad who 
had wife Elizabeth. Brother John, administrator on father's estate. 
Elizabeth is a witness. 5 Sept., 1691. vol. IX, fo. 20. 

Joan Riddan, renewed covenant, 13 Ma}', 1694, Marblehcad. 

Tiiaddeus ot Joan Riddon, bapt. 13 May, 1694; Jolni, of Joan, 14 April, 
1695; Mary, of Joan, 31 Mar., 1696/7. Thonias, of Joan, 11 Jane, 1699. 
Hannah, of Joan, 18 May. 1701. Joseph, of John, 15 Jul}', 1705. Elizabeth, 
of John, 27 Mar., 1709. Thaddens, of Thaddeus and Sarali, 19 Mar., 1720/1 ; 
Sarah, of ditto, 28 Oct.. 1722. John and Sarah, of Thomas and Jerusha, 3 
Dec, 1723. Daniel, of Thaddeus and Sarah, 10 May, 1724. Jacob, of ditto, 
20 Feb., 1725/6. Eleazar, of Thomas and Jerusha, 20 Feh., 1725/6. Eliza- 
beth, of ditto, 20 Oct., 1728. Benjamin, of Thaddeus and Sarah, 22 Dec, 
1728. Mar3% of Thomas and Jerusha, 7 Mar., 1735/6. Thomas Riddon. owned 
cov't, 1 Dec, 1723, his wife Jerusha, 8 Aug., 1725 ; Sarah, wife of Thaddeus. 
.22 Feb., 1718/19. Jerusha wife of Thomas, removed, 2 Apr., 1727. 

James Tenney of Rowley and Gershom Lambert of New London, to 
Jonathan AValcntt of Salem, shipwright, part of farm formerly Major 
Ilalhorne's ^vhich ^vas given their mother Abigail by her father 
Richard Ilutchingson, 17 Nov., 1691. vol. IX, fo. ^2d, 

Mary Nick, relict of William of Marblehcad ; married again previons 
to 26 Jan., 1691/2, George Jackson. : vol. IX, fo. 30. 

William Neck and Grace his wife renewed cov't with Marblehcad church, 
31 Mar., 1706. ' 

Mary Pedrick, alias Neck, bapt. 29 Sept., 1695. William Neck, bapt. 31 
Mar., 1706. William, of William Nick, hapt. 15 Aug., 1714. Richard, of 
William, bapt. 18 Mar., 1715/16. Mnry Nicks of Lynn, ie. 75, in 1725. 

George Jackson of Marblehcad, snrgeon, and Mary his wife relict of 
William Nick. Robert Bartlett of ^larblehead, planter, and Timothy, 


Sr., of iMarhlehead, mason, grandfather and father of Timothy Goodwhi 

n child. 1691. 

vol. IX, fo. 30 

- Mary Jackson, a(hiiittcd chnrch at Murblehead 5 Juno, 1715; died Feb., 
1721. Tiniolhy Goodwin and Sarah his wife, renewed eov't., at Marbluhead, 
29 A|irll, 1694. Sarah Goodwin bapt. 29 April, 1694; her children John arid 
William ditto. Timothy, Mary and Christopher of Timothy and Sarah Good- 
win, bapt. 29 Apr., 1694. Nathaniel of Timothy 15 Aug., 1697; Stimuel of 
'i'iinothy, 24 Doc., 1699. Sarah of Sarah, 12 Apr., 1702. John of AViiliam 
and Jane, 17 Ang., 1718. Hannah, of ditto, 21 Feb., 17l9y''20. Thomas and 
Jane, twins of William and Jane, 10 Feb., 1722/3. Sarah, of ditto, 10 July, 

John Ruck of Salem, merchant, and wife Elizabeth, to son-in-law 
William Smith of Salem, tailor, adjoining bind he gave to Smith, 18 
Nov., 1687.— 13 Feb., 1690-1. vol. IX, fo. 31. 

Thomas Stacy of Ipswich, will dated, 9 Feb., 1690. Left widow 
Susannah, children, A^'illiam Stacy, of Salem, miller, John Woodwell, 
John Marston, jr., Elizabeth Wood well, Susanna Stacy. 8 Feb. 1691/2. 

vol. IX. 

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John Tufts, 9 Feb. to 8 May, 1779, Capt. Caleb Ciishing's companj^ 
guards about Boston. 

Jacob Granger, Stephen Peabody, Solomon Pearley, Ezra Trask, 
membei's of Capt. Stephen Webster's conipan}^ in Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regiment, which marched to reinforce Gen. AYashington at Claverack, 
New York. (Query. Were these Andover men?) 

Oliver Moor, William Putnam, William Putnam, Jr., Calvin iNIoor, 
David Osorood, members of Capt. Solomon Stuart's company of Lan- 
caster, in Col. Josiah Whitney's regiment, Bennington alarm, 21 to 25 
Aug., 1777. 

John and Elias Trask, Amos Pierce, Joseph Perry, privates ; Jere- 
miah Ballard, 1st Lieut., New Salem men in company of Samuel Tay- 
or, Col. Nicholas Dike's regiment, stationed atRoxbury, 17 September, 
1776. ^^._..^. ...-..,,_ 

Isaac Mooar, receipt for blanket money to Capt. Samuel King, 30 
Aug., 1776. ^ ' 

Nathan Plummer, Stephen Osgood, Wm. Osgood, Jr., Jacob Ring, 
John Tufts, Robert Fowler, members of Capt. Samuel Iluse's company 
of guards, in Col. Jacob Gerrish's regimeutj stationed at Winter Hill, 
9 Nov. 1777, to 4 April, 1778. - , 

Ezra and Ezekiel Welch, members of a detachment of guards undjr 
Major Nathaniel Heath, at Boston, 1779 and 1780. 

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Cart WRIGHT, Bethia, of Salem, in will dated 2 May, 1640, mentions 
sister Elizabeth Caxon (or Capon), of Walberswick, Suffolk, England. 
She also bequeaths to Mary, w^ife of George Norton, and John, son of 
John Jackson, and Elizabeth Pellen and Elizabeth Nickson, all of Salem 
(Marblehead?). -:;^":-- --'■:■'■■-. ■■'■j} -..- / ■■ [^-r^^'-y.-.^^..^ \''--:^} 

Scarlet, Mrs. Anne, of Salem, will dated 2, 1, 1639 ; mentions 

brother Samuel Scarlet in England. ;■ ■/ rv ^a , ■ ^v*^^^^' " ' ' 

LiGHTFOOT, Francis, of Lynn, will dated 10 Dec, 1646; brother 
John in London ; sister Isabel Lightfoot living in Freestone near Bos- 
ton, Lincolnshire. The' five or six friends mentioned by Savage, were 

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Young, CHRiSToniER, of Wenham, will dated 9 June, 1647. Native 
|)lace, Great Yarmouth, co. Norfolk, England ; father and mother-in- 
law, Richard El win and wife of Great Yarmouth. ^ 

LowLE, Percival, of Newbury, vs. John Vawer of Bristol; Eng- 
land, concerning lands and houses belonging to John Lowle of Newbury, 
deceased, by execution delivered to James Mattox of Boston, cooper, 
attorney for said Vawer, 1647. - ^:s; :^^^^ 

Ward, Miles, of Salem, inventory 3, 1, 1650. £40 legacy given 
Mm by his father Miles in England, to be paid him by his brother. 

Brouse, Edward, of Gravesend, England, wrote to Daniel King, 25 
Jaa., 1649, in w^liich are mentioned Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Lickens. 

Thomas Blanchard, of Charlestown, and Nicholas Noyes and 
Anthony Somerby, of Newbury, were fellow passengers on ship Jona- 
^bun about thirteen years since. Blanchard's wife died on the ship, and 



as he wns very poor the passengers made a "gathering" for him in the 
ship to help put his child to nurse. Al)()ut the time the ship came to 
anchor in Boston haibor his mother-in-law died. Blanchard's wife had 
a niece with her. -■■ ■^: ^v;: .i-....:-v ■..-■-■■■. ,::^^'■■^^.■.-t■-■:•;^■:-■■■/v.\ ;-■;.: v. 

Nojes testitied that Goody Bent came up from Andover to London 
in a wagon with the carriers and that Bianchard took care of her, and 
that she was with Bhmchard's family about a month in London, and 
that there was a gathering among the christians in England to help him 
over. ;> o: r^ - ; Salem Court, 5 mo., 1682. 

Wyman states that Thomas Bianchard married Agnes Bent who died 
on passage to New England, 1639. 

William Sergeant, of Gloucester, was cousin germain to Thomas 
Warren, of England, who died in Prince Rupert's service; also cousin 
of Thomas Wathing of Gloucester, son of Edman ; said William Ser- 
geant being a son of a sister of Edman Wathinsr. Tiiomas Wathin;:;" 
went with Itobeit Gray in the service of Capt. Wall of England. Dep- 
osition of Zebulon Hill of Gloucester, formerly of Bristol, England. 
Ipswich Court, Sept., 1652. 

;-Thomsonn, William, of Taunton, England. Agreement between 
Dr. Samuel Thomsonn of Taunton, England, and John Cogswell, eJr.. 
of Ipswich, N. E., concerning said Wiiliam Thcnnsonn, a child. Coggs- 
well, in consideration of £19, was to carrv said child to New Euiihind 
and keep him in diet and clothes till 1 Nov., 1656, then to receive £12 
more for keeping the child two 3'ears longer when he will be ten yenrs 
old. He is to further keep the child till he is 21 years and educate him. 
etc. Salem Court, Dec, 1653. . ; "^ * 

• Wake, William, of Salem, will made 17 April, 1654; daughter 
Katterin Wake and brother John Wake, both in England. 

'" Cor, Matthew and Richard, from Boston, Lincolnshire, England. 

BoswoRTH, Haniel, came with the C()ys. ^?v^^^^;;^^^^^^"^^^^^^^^^ ; ; 

Whittingham, Mr., from Boston, Lincolnshire. 

Washburne, Bridges, Tinge. Mrs. Mary Washburne, widow, ad- 
ministratrix on estate of i\Ir. William Woodcock, of London, sues the 
overseers of the will of Cupt. William Tinge, of Boston, for £218. Mrs. 

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Mary Bridges, of Lynn? testifies she bnd discourse several times with 
Capt. AYilliam Tinge of Boston, concerning a debt due the estate of her 
deceased father, arid that she had been written to by her grandmother, 
Mrs. Mary Washbiirne of England. She (Bridges) was one of six 
children. Herriott Washburne, of England, INIrs. Mary Washburne's 
eldest son. - -:,:-\u.- - :. - , - -...,.-; \-:- ,--■ 

EobertBridges,of Lynn, testified (27 March, 1G55) that Mr. William 
Woodcock in 1638 made an adventure with Capt. William Tinge, of 
Boston, in ship Expedicion to Bar])adoes. Said Woodcock died 8 or 11 
Oct., 1638. 

^lary Washburn, mother-in-law of William Woodcock, now (Mar., 
1655) aged 70 years, of Northall, England, writes to Edwai'd Tinge, of 
Boston, N. E., brother to Capt. William Tinge, under date of 18 Feb., 
1653, calls (Robert?) Bridges of Lynn, her son, — —Woodcock of 
England, her son, the children of Capt. William Tinge, one of them a 
freeman, another a soldier in Ireland, and a daughter who is married in 
Ireland.- ..■-■.-/-r::: ' >y-^- ^ ■: : ■ :■ -\. ;\^. ■ ^v, ■\^:"^ ^ \rv--v-->;-^--^\ : ^^ 

Capt. William Tinge, without making any settlement with Woodcock, 
moved with his family from England, and after having been in New 
England several years, having buried a wife, returned to England 
in one of those two vessels that were cast away on the S[)am'sh coast, 
whereof Capt. Hawkins was master, but Tinge escaped and upon his 
arrival in England did tell Mrs. Mary Washburne, administratrix on 
estate of W^oodcock, that he had a debt in his hands due said estate. 
After he had been in Emrland some time here turned to New En^^land, 
and after he had written year after year he had at length paid a part of 
the debt. Ipswich Court, March, 1655. 

Ward, Jofin, of Ipswich, will made 28 Dec, 1652 ; cousin Nathaniel 
son of Nathaniel, his uncle. Names house and lands, given him by his 
father in his will, in East Merry, co. Essex, England. Anne Barker 
of Boxted, Essex, eldest daughter of my cousin John Barker, also his 

son John. ^;^, ;.,.. v■'■■■•^'^^,,v■:v■^ ■ ■ ,-^., .-v/-:,' \./.--? -..; ■A^.-y>;..:> 

Nelson, Mrs. Joane, of Rowley, widow of Thomas. Iler father 
sent stufl'for a gown ; charges on same, "from Southampton lo Yorke 
and Hull, which is 400 miles." Thomas Nelson was nephew to Kichard 
Dummer of Newbury. The widow returned to North Stoneham, Eng- 
land, March, 1657. 

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DuMMER, Thomas, of Badgely, England. 

Emery, Mr. William, of Lynn, a Scotchman formerly belonging 
to the iron works. Salem Court, June, 1658. . 

Adams, James, ditto. ;>""':'-/.^o'\: V' ■■:.'•• ''"^ 

Hill, Zkbulon, of Gloucester, in Sept., 1652, testifies that he for- 
merly lived in Bristol, England ; and that Thomas, son of Edman 
Wathing, was cousin to AYilliam Seargant of Gloucester, the said Wil- 
liam being his father's sister's son ; and that Thomas Wathing went with 
Robert Gray in the service of Capt. AVal of England. Thomas Wathing 
was of Gloucester and died. 

L Quarterly Court Rec, Sept., 1652. 


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The General Court in 1636 authorized the holding of Quarterly 
Courts in Ipswich, Salem, Cambridge and Boston ; appeals from these 
courts were carried to the eourt of Assistants at Boston, the records of 
which prior to 1673 are lost. 

The records of the Ipswich and Salem Courts are at Salem and are of 
the greatest value to genealogists. There may be found the depositions 
of the earliest settlers, stating their ages and many facts concerning their 
former residence, manner of life, etc. In those days when every 
action of men wei-e considered to be fit subjects for ecclesiastical and civil 
discipline, hardly anyone escaped being ''presented" for various small 

The Salem court files and dockets are of the greatest interest ; but as 
the papers in the Ipswich cases are nearly all lost during the early years, 
I have given below^ a short summary of the doings of Ipswich Court as 
contained in the dockets of the court for the years of 1645 and 1646. 
These are the first dockets bound separately from the Salem series. 
There are no indexes to either papers or dockets. , 

At a Quarterly Court held at I[)swich, 4th, 9th mo., 1645, the grand 
jury were Mr. Edward Cai'lton, Thomas Barker, Sebastin Brigham, of 
Rowley; William Payne, Edward Browne, Thomas Scott, John Crose, 
of Ipswich ; Henry Short, Richard Kent, John Pike, of Newbury ; Thom- 
as Bradbury of Salisbury ; John Cram of Exeter, and Walter Roper of 
Hampton ; besides Richard Jacob of Ipswich who either failed to appear 
or was excused, his name being erased from the list. 

The "Jury of Tryals" were Sebastin Briggham, INIark Simons, George 
Giddens, Andrew Hodges, Thomas llowlet, tlohn Denison, Edward 
Brasey, Thomas Dickason, Michael Hopkinton, E[ugh Smith, John Mer- 
I'ill, Richard Browne, John Pementon, Archelaus Woodman; of whom 
Hodges, Denison and Brasey are scratched. 

Robert Nash sued for £200 upon a bond, by "Mr." Simon Bradstreet 

174 , ,.- AN EARLY COURT SESSION, 1645. 

"asigne" of Thomas Dexter. ' (This Robert Nash is not mentioned by 
Savage. He had a son Joshua who in Sept., 1652, deposed that he 
was then lOj'ears of age and was at Piscataqua with his father. This 
deposition was taken in a suit by William Paine of Ipswich against 
Robert Nash in 1652, on a note for 3000 staves. In this latter case, 
Robert jMeacham of Piscataqua is mentioned.) The case was appealed 
to the court of Assistants, Richard Graves and Robert Nash give bond 
for £30 to prosecute the appeal. 

Edward (Jaques?) (Jugroom?) recovered damages, etc., from this 
same Nash and a few years later we find Henry Jaques sueing Nash. 
. John Andrews sued Mr. John Clarke, (physician) but withdrew his 
case. ■ ■;-■ • ■ ■-■ .1 . V. * ■ 

Other cases were Thomas Millar vs. Richard Ilaynes ; Henry Greene 
vs. Richard Ilolinworth, Henry Bachelour vs. Sus!Ui Buck (for slander, 
judgment for defendant) , Simon Bradstreet vs. Francis Perry, Town 
of Ipswich vs. Richard Smith, Jona. Thing vs. Juda Parker, Mr. Cogs- 
well vs. Jeames Noyce, Robert Read vs. Mr. Stephen Bachelour, John 
Samborne vs. Thos. King and Nathl. Boulter, Mr. Robert Saltonstall 
and David Yate vs. Thomas Warenton, also, as "asigne" of Richard 
Saltonstall, vs.* Hugh Peters, which action he gained, also as assignee of 
Edward Sanders, agent for Captain Champernoune vs. William Payne; 
AVilliam Payne assignee of Edward, deceased, vs. Richard Waldren, and 
also against Edward Pavne ; Jonathan Wade vs. Edward Kendall, and 
Waldern vs. Payne. Nearly all these cases were settled for the plain- 
tiff. Saltonstall and Waldern as airent for Mr. Short, in an action 
entered by Saltonstall and Yates against Thomas Wanerton, and by 
Saltonstall as assignee of Maning or Dickfield vs. Francis Champernoune, 

it was mutually agreed that their cases should go to the next Court of 
Assistants. ■.,■:.-■:..-■..■,.. ^ - -.: ... , ■^.. 

The following persons were admitted freemen at this session : John 
Ayres, John Eaton, Philip Challis, John Ayres, jr., all of Salisi)ury ; 
Robert Clements, Tristram Coffin, of Haverhill; John Wiate, Francis 
Dane, Edward (Thomas?) all of Ipswich. 

License to keep an ordinary was granted to Ralph Blasdell of Salis- 
bury, and the "presentment" against the town of Salisbury for want of an 
ordinary was thereupon discharged; also to Robert 'tucke to draw wine 
at Hampton. 

Nathaniel Boulter was fined for selling wine to Indians wherewith one 
was made drunk; and the following were fined 5sh. for selling wine 



•without a license : Robert IleJdeibje, INIr. Jonnthnn Wade, he wns also 
fined for "misdenieanor or in speech afronting the court", jNIr. Tuttcll, 
Kohert Beachnm and Mr. Baxter. - : H \ 

An attachment was granted airninst Thomns Cralye. 

The town ot'I[)swich having been presented for lack of a watch-house, 
su.-:pension of execution was delayed till the next term. 

The wife of Mr. Samuel Heall was presented for "miscarriage in 
words" .Mgainst the constal)le of Salisbury, and was fined 20.'»h. iMr. 
Henry Sev/all was presented for misdemeanor at an ordinary, and was 
boimd over to irood behavior. 

George Boxlorse discharged from his bond of good beliavior. 

Eunice Cole for breech of her bond for good behaviour was sentenced 
to sit J hour next lecture day at Hampton and malvc public acknowledg- 
ment of her slanderous speech against Snsnn Perkins and Lydia Peabody. 

Anthony Stanton was sworn in as constable at Exeter; he and Heniy 
AVillson were adowed 30 shillinirs for chariies. 

Joseph Armitage was forbidden to part with goods in his possession 
belonging to Jlichard Knight, late of Hampton, now of lihode Island. 

Henry Greene summoned to appear by Eichard Holingwortli, was al- 
lowed charges. 

Mr. Edward Hilton for great abuses offered to several women wns 
fined £8 : the witnesses were "Willo and his wife," Hester Bri£:i2:s, Marv 

' Mr. William Walderne and Eobert (Froud?) testified that at Ipswich 
Court 7 mo., 1644, Edward (Jugroom?) was allowed costs for self and 
witness, being summoned but no case presented, against Joseph Armi- 
tage. :■■, ,. .;-^ •• ■:■-■■';;■■ 

Richard Smith was fined for small offences and slanderous speech. 
Jeremy Belcher was to receive a part of the tine, also to pay Edward 
Browne and Maik Simonds for attendance in court. 

-A note is entered at the foot of».the record, "delivered to Mr. Brad- 
street his bond and arbitrator's and Thomas Falkners oath." 

The only suit cntcicd which is omitted in the above brief descri[)- 
tion of the happenings at that session of the court is that of Mr. William 
Hubbard against Richard Coye, against which the entiy is made that 
the court found for the plaintiff upon the bargain made with Mr. AMiit- 
tingham, i. e. ten year's service and costs. 

The papers in this case are not to be found, but ten years later the 




same matter came up and as the testimony is very interesting an abstract 
is given in this num])er, under the heading of "Coy of Ipswich." 

From the above account a very good idea may be obtained of the 
vahic of these early court records for genealogical purposes. The writ- 
ing being in court hand is not easily read except by persons familiar 
with that style, and even then from the stained and faded condition of 
some of the records is hardly legible. 



By reference to a former article it will be seen that Mr. William Hub- 
bard obtained the services of Richard Coy for ten years npon the 
strength of a bargain made with Mr. Whittingham, 9th month, 1645. 

At the court held at Ipswich, March, 1655, Richard Coy sued William 
Hubbard concerning the term of Coy's apprenticeship and the case 
above mentioned, 4, 9, 1645, Ipswich term, is quoted. 

Depositions in this case are as follows and throw light npon the Eng- 
lish birthplace of several persons : 

Haniel Bosworth of Ipswich deposed "that while we was in London 
and all the way we came to New England I never heard any other time 
mentioned that Richard Coy came over w^ith Mr. Whittingham but ten 
years, and it was generally so understood by us that was fellow servants 
together", dated 27d., 1st mo., 1655. 

By John Anable of If swich, a servant, that Mary Coy sister to Rich- 
ard Coy, etc. 

By Robert Smith of Ipswich, that he came with Coy and Whitting- 
ham from England. . 

By Samuel Kent and Benjamin Muzy of Ipswich, that Coy served 
Hubbard after the expiration of seven years, one and one-half years at 
the least. 

By Samuel Kent, concerning Hubbard's agreement "that if sVl Coy 
vrould serve him longer he would give him wages, that he gave Coy 
breeches that had no lining in them, and that something was said of Mr. 
Hubbard's going to Boston." 

Benjamin iSIuzy of Ipswich nged about 20 years, testified thatMr. Whit- 
tingham brought over Richard Coy and his brother Matthew Coy, in 
1638, with other servants, "who first came from Boston in Lincolnshire 
to London, where Mr. Whittingham kept them on his own charges from 
May 1 to June 24, at 40 sh. and passage £5, being £7 in all — and 
provision £1 — and himself considered £8 more, which £16 for a boy 
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COY OF irswlcii. 


thirteen years old to be laid here for 10 years service, cannot seem in- 
jurious to ye servant but advantageous to the master and the plaintiff 
hath no cause." 

Matthew Coy of Ipswich brother to Eichard, and two years older, 
testified that he served eight years for Mr. Hugh, and that he was in 
1655 aged 33 years, that at their coming to New England his mother 
sent Richard Coy, with his sister iNIary Coy of Enghmd, to Mr. Whit- 
tino*ham at Boston, En<2^1and and told them she was willing her son 
Richard should serve but seven years with Mr. Whittingham, and if that 
would not satisfy him then Richard should come home again. 

The above testimony was taken before Gov. Richard Bellingham, at 
Boston 20 March, 1655. Savage says that iNIatthew Coy was of Boston 
1653, and was aged 15 in 1638; married 29 Aug., 1654, Elizabeth 
Roberts and had children, Matthew born 5 Sept., 1656; Richard, born 
6 Sept., 1658 ; John, born 2 Sept., 1666 ; Samuel, born 19 Feb., 1668 ; 
and that Richard the brother of Matthew was aged 13 in 1638 and was 
brought perhaps by their sister Mary who married John Lake of Bos- 
ton. Richard Coy of Salisbury, but of Boston before and after 1650, 
had by wife Martha, Caleb, born 15 Aug., 1666, who was killed by the 
Indians at Brooktield, 2 Aug., 1675. 

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COURT, JUNE, 1658. 

- Names of persons convented together the lord's day being 4, 5, 1658, 
at house of Lawr. Southwick, Salem. 

Thos. Braekat, , ,, - ' ' . 

John Small, 
'^' Dan. Southwick. :^:r ... " ' - 

wife of Jno. Smith, ^ ' ' - 

'« Nich. Phipps, " 

** Saml. Shattuck, . -. 

<' Isaac Pasfc, 

*' Jno. Southwick, 

" Anto. Needham, 

«* Henry Trask, ■ 
Provided Southwick. , , 

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William Bread of Lynn ? 
William Lederay of Reading, 

Two strangers and professed Quakers 
made their escape : but were afterwards 
arrested and sent to house of correction. 

Garkin Samuel v 

Wharton, Edward 
wife of Rol^ert BufFum, 


I Arrested and made their appearance 
Lin court with their hats on but were 

Joseph son of Robert Buffum, j P^^^led off; tried and convicted. 

John Hill of Beverly, J ■ - 

■ ::^-Sm.::'-^-.-i:- All of Salem unless otherwise mentioned. ^ 

Lawrence Southwick, 

Cassander " 

Josiah V; *« 

Saml. Shattuck, 
Joshua BufTuni, 





petition for release from Prison, in Boston, 
16, 5, 1658. 


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(^Continued from page 305, vol. 1.) 



Thos. and Lucy, 

Apr. 13, 1807- 

"Luciiula, ' . 

" " >. 

Apr. 15, 1809. 


n ' -tc ■•• ■■•"^'c--. 

Dec. 20, 1812. 


■■ Jacob and Abigail, 

Aug. 10, 1771. 


Parker and Patience, 

Ts^ov. 22, 1781. 


■ ■■ :. '. («-'■ ■--' tl ■ ' 

Sept. 22, 1783. 


- It tt '■ 

Aug. 2G, 1785. 


-'■:' *t- , ; • ( << '■ ■_ ;' 

Sept. 3, 1787. 

Lydia, n 

. " tt - tc ,'■'■"■ 

July 18, 1791. 

Eu'=;ebus, son, 

"'■■"'"'■ /"tt; ' ",;-.-;■•., ^ ;:^«t, \"" ./,v'' 

July 7, 1794. 


- If- " -.;■»« ' . • _ 

Apr. 5, 1795. 


11 ti 

Feb. 8, 1799. 

ls\ath'l Sylvester 

and ■■■'■■' 7/"- V-''V' ;'' 


tt «* . >' 

Nov. 17, 1802. 

^lary Jane, 

Jas. and Rebecca, 

Nov. 28, 180G. 


'^ James and Jane, 

May 1, 1780. 


ft ( t V . \- 

Feb. 22, 1791. 


•■ • tt '- ..; <c 

Mar, 30, 1794. 


.:. .';; " . ■' . **. ■'/■.;"''■■;■■■" 

Oct. 14, 1793. 

John, " ; 

•■"■■''':■ ti .'].'[ ',/ti ■;'; a' '■■■■■•■, 

May 9, 179G. 


(t . ■;■««. ■' .-/ ;5V 

Feb. 17, 1798. 


, ■'';.' ■ ;;«« ■ - *f ■ / ,"; - 

Sept. 7, 1800. 


tt ■ " ■ -«■*..■■- • .- ■ ".: 

Oct. 5, 1802. 


John and Mary, 

Dec. 17, 1792. 


*' ■*' 

Aug. 15, 1794. 


''-■-1 " . :;-^^-/'---'^-i'^-^--':i: 

Apr. 15, 1796. 


tt ,/ '•..€« 

Jan. 9, 1798. 


,■■':' ■' ' ' tt ■..•;"-.;/*«■• 1 '■■■■''./ '-.:'-: 

Jan. 11, 1800. 


Dec. 18, 1801. 


:■> •':--:«^ •"■■':•■-■ « ^:.- 

Feb. 7, 1804. 


;. - v ^*-'<< . .■,'■■,' «J ^'^ 

Jan. 24, 180G. 


\ ■'''r-''lt '■.'-.■ tt '"■; '; 

Mar. 16, 1809. 


Eben and Jane, 

Nov. 16, 1770. 


ti ■■/■ ■ tt 

Dec. 4, 1772. 


■■;■■"■■• **>^ ■.^Vv-":':;;--;:: ;.:^' 

Sept. 7, 1774. 


tt '■' tt -'" •■' 

Dec. 15, 177G. 


it tt 

Jan. 24, 1779. 


tt tt ' 

Mar. 27, 1781. 






■ Martha, 

David 4th and Mary, 

Feb. 2i, 1785-. 

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I ^'^ "f. ^ i. ^ ^ *■ 4 ■^ ^ 

d. 8-3-1836. 

'- Nancy, 

(( (f 

Nov. 10, 1786. 

' Turner, 

<( (( 

Nov. 17, 1788. 


.it ««' . 

Aug. 1, 1791. 

Nath'l, \ . 

(I it 

Jan. 20, 17"J4. 


li ' . tt 

July 3, 1796. 


♦' "_ ** 

Jan. 20, 1800. 


tt ' " ft 

Nov. 10, 1802. 

' Harriet, - ' 

'* ** 

Oct. 20, 1804. 


Nicholas- and Nancy, 

Aug. 16, 1781. 

**■ * '-■'■-.■ ' ' 

■■■:_■.;■ ^ ^ .;. 

d. 2-23-1807. 

' Elizabeth, 

.'■/tt . . ■■.:':' 'tit. .',;/■ ' - 

Aug. 28, 1783. 


.... ': ■.'■■li-t'- ''■■ . !-,--;,:*5^ ■."-■., ■ 

Sept. 25, 1785. 

->-■_. . • •■, 

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d. 5-15-1806. 

Sarah, • 

\ , ■■ .■ .' ,, - .. •'■.y;-:fc-v;^ . 

Jan. 4, 1788. 


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May 10, 1790. 


■ • tt. '.■.<<■ ■' . ',1 ■ 

Oct. 1, 1793. 

Anna, - 

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Mar. 28, 1798. 

Charles, " 

■;_- ti' :; : -, ' tt;'-;, ' 

Sept. 20^800. 


tt tt 

Nov. 7, 1802. 


Ephraim and Nabby, 

Apr. 20, 1794. 
d. 8-15-183G 


\ tt ■■■ t* '"• ■ 

Oct. 23, 1795. 


it. • tt 

June 23, 1798. 


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Dec. 26, 1800. 


. tt ;■;--■■, tt .' ■ 

Mar. 30, 1803. 

John Glover, . 

tt • It \ 

Nov. 10, 1805. 


;tt - ■■ ' '',;;;'ft ' -^ 

Sept. 30, 1807. 

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--■■•; ':?.,."■ ■ \' . ' ■ : 

. d. 9-28-1808. 

Ichabod, r 

f( ti 

July 14, 1810. 

Emily, ,,..: -'U'^/ 

Wardsworth and Sophia 

.,Mar. 30, 1818. 


tt ti 

* Feb.' 17, 1820. 


/;'-v-y\v.^^:'«* / /. ■:,.-;.":^^;.; «' 

Oct. 20, 1822. 

Milenda Ann, 

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Mar. 28, 1825. 


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Jan. 22, 1829. 


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Sept. 22, 1830. 

Nancy Jane, 

■■■■:,. ;.^- :;:-vtt;--.::_./y^,:::^;:K' .. 

Oct. 6, 1833. 

Mary A., 

■J.- It ■ ' '■ ' :7'.:.--''-''-' tt 

Mar. 27, 1836. 

Sewall Parker, 

■■ - '■■ ■<« , ■- " ..'' <« 

Oct. 4, 1838. 

Milenda Ann, 

Eusebus and Margaret, 

Feb. 27, 1818.- 

-■^■■•;':'i;.vvr-'^ -^ •■ ■■ '-I' ■ 

• ■.'■/" ■ ' , 

d. 12-21-1820. 

Moses Crombie, 

«t . . tt 

Jan. 25, 1820. 

Frances Ann, 

tt ft 

Apr. 22, 1822, 

Harriet Parker, 

<l ,; t( 

Nov. 18, 1824. 


tt ,- *t 
, > t 

Feb. 16, 1827. ; 

Jas. Drummond, 

(( . tt 

Aug. 31, 1829. 

Baxter Scott, - 

(( . (t 

Jan. 23, 1832. 

Emma Jane, 

«t " ft 

Sept. 23, 1834. 





Henry and Rebecca, 
d. 10-31-1838; d. 9-8-1821. 

Sept. 14, 1785. 



(( (( 

Mar. IG, 1783. 



t« (( 

May IG, 1788. 

-I . ^ 

Ilenrj, . 

:j'. ■■:^:.;-:vH; "■::■::"■:•• ■ -•■•' 

Feb. 17, 1791. 


Mary Jane, 

*l . << 

June 9, 1795. 

, K • 

EbcnczerFcuniugton, " ' -'* 

May 21, 1799. 


" ■ ,; •- '* 

Oct. 22, 1802. 


~ tt ' i. 

June 9, 1805. . 

• e, 


David 5th and Margaret 

Mar. 28, 1801. 


:, . 

d. 11-8-1803. 

Stephen, < 


Apr. 18, 1803. 



(( (( 

Dec. 25, 1805. 


Albert, - 

"■-■ ■ it«- " - «*•■,■> 

May 8, 1808. 



(( ' (( 

Nov. 23, 1810. 


Frances Jane, 

it tt 

May 5, 1813. 


;■-'■■ . .t* . ««.. 

Jan. 22, 1816. 


James, ' 

., ■■. , tt tt ■; 

OctVl, 1818. 



, Jonathan and Eliz., 

Dec. 4, 1768. 

- . 


■ ■ -'. - " .* ' , 

Oct. 9, 1770. 
d. 10-16-1770. 



. Chas. and Margaret, 

May 3, 1797. 


(( (( 

Dec. 13, 1798. 

. Margaret, 

4( %.(. 

Dec. 28, 1800. 

Ann Mariah, * 

( ( <( 

Sept. 24, 1801. 



y John and Betsey, 

Mar. 18, 1788. 



John and Sarah, 

Dec. — , . 


Sept. 18, 1745. 

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(( ■■«€. ;■ 

May 14, 1748. 

- , 

. Mary, 

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Dec. 26, 1750. 

i 1, 

r Sarah, ' • 

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Oct. 21, 1754. 

. , 4 • 

James, , 'r : 

"(■J--:' <C ■,:•<,' \t . ' ' ■., .'--. ..; 

June 25, 1756. 

. Jane, 

(( (( ,;. - 

June 27, 1759. 


James, J^ ." 

A Wm. and Mary, 

Dec. 1, 1745. 



*« ** " ' 

July, 22, 1747. 

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Nov. 29, 1748. 



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Apr. 7, 1750-. 



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Oct. 25, 1754. 



■/. . n ■■■^■■:'^;';",',«. : 

Feb. 18, 1757. 



. Job and Mary, 

Dec. 8, 1753. 

* * .- v-* 

. Jane, 

Sept. 17, 1755. 

:!.• : 


\. :'■ '♦ . ■•■:>•.. **. -^ 

Mar. 14, 1757. 



•; : Jonathan, Jr. and Mary, Apr. H, 1754. 


Martha, ^^ ." 

;-i-- ^ <* ' . ■ ' - ■ . ■ *« 

Apr. 1, 1752. 


• -' ■ *» ' • '■' ■,'-•■■/,..'..- *'. 

July 31, 1753. 



Abraham and Hannah, 

Aug. 12, 1744. 

■;.■ .-■ ■ ■■■« " v": -■ ,. . 

.. Jonathan, 

'< «<-^ 

,. May 14, 1746. 



" .• ■' ]'■':■■ '-«' \:'^'-y''--i:i '«<.', :■■.: 

June 14, 1748. 

;- Kebecca, 

" ^''' ' ■. *■* . V 

; Apr. 15, 1750. 

"• ' ^. ■'.-■:/;*••- :-iV., 


■-. -i^ 





'reble, Hannah, 

Abraham and Hannah, 

June 23, 1752. 

J- Sarah, 

(( -^^ tt . 

Apr. 18, 175-1. 

\^.: Mehitable, 

<< :■',•.,.- >t- 

July 3, 1758. 


ti ' tt 

Aug. 25, 175C. 


Eben and Mary, \ • 

Jan. 9, 174G. 


" . {{ 

May 5, 174S. 

"' ' Mehitable, ' 

' :" »• ;" «*" . 

Sept. 17, 1749. 


t( it 

Aug. 27, 1752. 

. . . - Mary, 

11 ■'■■■' 'tt ' ■ 

Dec. IG, 1754, 

' : , Abraham, 

Jonathan and Rebecca, 

JNIar. 23, 1722-3 


(( n 

Aug. 22, 1725. 

' V '■ Jonathan, 

- , " - ;" tt 

.. Feb. 23, 1727-8. 

. ; \ Joseph, 

it tt 

Oct. 23, 1729. 


Joseph and Mary, 

Oct. 2, 1757, 


<£ - tt 

Oct. 20, 1758. 

.■ . . Martha, 

«t . ■■■'■■„, 'tt ^ 

Aug. 8, 17G0. 


tt . ' "" <« 

Mar. 14, 17G2. 

Mehitable, / 

tt ■ tt ' . - "^. '. 

Jan. 28, 17G4. 

Jonathan, ; 

tt^ - '■ ■ '^ tt 

Feb. 15, 176G. 

, , - Ann, 

tt ■■ tt 

- May 17, 17G8. 


tl.'- - ' ■■' .-' '■ tt .'^ 

July IG, 1770. 

, . Mary, ;; 

■■-.' M .■■, 

Jan. 21, 1773. 


tt tl 

Apr. 2, 1775. 


t( tt 

Nov. 13, 1777. 

- , ' Aris, son, " ; 

Eben and Lydia, 

Apr. 30, 178 C. 


(I (( . . 

Jan. 29, 1789. 


Jonathan and Nancy, 

Aug. 9, 1792. 

. . William, 

. . it o it 

Jan. 18, 1793. 


it ^ tt 

May 19, 1794. 


tt.- tl 

Aug. 22, 179G. 


It tt * 

July IG, 1798. 

. / Andrew, 

(( (( 

Jan. 7, 1800. 


John and Lydia, 
d.8 5-1839; d. 8-15-1813. 

Aug. 3, 1804. 


tt t( 

, Dec. 28, 180G. 


tt ■ (C 

Mar. 2G, 1809. 

. ' Lydia, 

tt . ' tt . _ '. 

Aug. 14, 1813. 

V -'. - William, 

It C( 

Aug. 12, 1811. 

' .' , Jacob Clark, 


Jan. 27, 1817. 

' - Eacliel, 

- • ' tt.'. tt 

Jan. 18, 1820. 

Purinton, John, 

Hezekiah and Isabella, 

July 27, 1752. 

' , .. " William, 

*t it 

' Nov. 10, 1754. 

-"': Sarah, 

' ' , ■' ..'.tt . '.' 'ct 

Sept. 3, 1756. 

J r ■ David, : / 

It ■ '/". ■' tt - 

Mar. 20, 1758. 


. tt tt 

, July 14, 1759. 


Humphrey and Thankful, Oct. 1!3, 175G, 


4( <l 

Aug. \G, 1758. 

Puring;o7i? Priscilla, 

Jas, and Priscilla, 

Oct., G, 17G4. 


11 a 

Aug. 29, 17G7. 

, , .' Susanna, 

.It n 

Jan. 2G, 1770. 

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^ '-* 

Piiring^on ? 


Jas. and Priscilla, 

May 9, 1772. 



Rob't and Jane, 

Oct. 5, 1732. 

Jane, : /■ 



May 6, 1721. 



Arthur and Ann, 

Mar. 5, 1755. 


1 1 

Feb. 2, 1757. 


■ «-•/'' 

July 24, 1759. 



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July 1, 1761. 


■-'.^' *<■ ■ 

Jan. 8, 1764. 



■■".., ■'. ■ ti 

Mar. 1, 1766. 


: ■."■».«.' ■ ,:. " 

Dec. 29, 1771. 



- ' * ' ■ ' ■ 

Apr. 2, 1775. 





May 21, 1788. 

• . 


Thos. and Martha, 

Dec. 17, 1764. 





Jan. 14, 1767. 





July 18, 1769. 




Aug. 8, 1771. 


Gilraore, ■ 



May 4, 1775. 





Nov. 20, 1778. 


David and 


July 4, 1786. 





Feb. 19, 1788. 




Sept. 13, 1789. 



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Nov. 29, 1791. 


■'■, ^ ■** ■ 

'" t( ■. 

Apr. 10, 1794. 


'.;: t: 

Mar. 14, 1800. 



Francis and Jane, 

Sept. 22, 1792. 




Dec. 14, 1794. 





Jan. 9, 1797. 



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'_■' ■ li. 

Sept. 19, 1799. 



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Feb. 3, 1802. 

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Oct. 1, 1804. 

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Apr. 7, 1807. : 



John and Elizabeth, 

Nov. 22, 1796. 

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d. 12-25-1793 





May 29, 1799. 

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• Oct. 29. 1801. 




« * " ' ^. ; 

June 22, 1804. 


llobert, a negro, 

Joseph and 

Sept. 13, 1777. 



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July 17, 1779. 


Mercy, ' 

Jacob and Isabella, 

Sept. 12, 1762. 




Mar. 24, 1764. 




-- Aug. 11, 1766. 

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Dec. 29, 1768. 

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Isabella, . 


Nov. 28, 1770. 

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Feb. 21, 1772. 



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Oct. 3, 1773. 

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Mar. 7, 1775. 




May 26, 1776. 


Each el, 

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. Mar. 7, 1778. 

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Nov. 4, 1780. 



Jordan and 


June 10, 1766. 







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Jordan and Mary, 

May 1, 1768. 


(( (( 

: Sept. 15, 1770. 


(( cc 

•'; Nov. 27, 1772. 


(< (. 

y^. Feb. 22, 1775. 


John and Susanna, 

■' Jan. 15, 1795. 


i( (( 

■ Aug. 25, 1797. 


;.■ tt _- ' 7 ■ **■ " '•' 

June 28, 1799. 

Mary, . 

*''■ ■ ■**".( , • ■- J-- 

Sept. 10, 1801. 


David and Lucj', 

Mar. 11, 1767. 

Daniel Collins, 

K il 

June 14, 1768. 

Ebenezer, \ 

Ben j. and Patience, 

Feb. 21, 1739-40 


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Nov. 1, 1742. 

David, ';:•■■;• 

( ( ( ( ' 

Oct. 2, 1744. 

Patience, . T ■' 

Jeremiah and Jane, . 

July, 7, 1752. 

Jane, - 

(( <( 

July 7, 1754. 

Samuel, . j • 

Cl ;■ (1 ."; 

May 10, 1756. 


..\ . it ' .' ' ■■;- it 

, Nov. 12, 1759. 

Mary, ■'''f'%y: 

,«« ■ ' t« 

Mar. 17, 1767. 

John, V V 

Benj. and Elizabeth, 

Dec. 19, 1765. 


(( (i 

Jan. 21, 1768. 


U il 

, . Mar. 10, 1770. 


n ■ ■ ";-\' ' , *« 

Dec. 24, 1772. 


(( tt 

Oct. 10, 1777. 


(( ^ '■'■ :•';-' n ■ 

• : July 24, 1780. 


<t ■ «i 

June 23, 1782. 


Eben and Mary, 

Nov. 28, 1765. 


t < tt 

Oct. 18, 1767. 


(( . .... «4 " 

' Oct. 4, 1769. 


c< ■ «< 

Feb. 8, 1772. 


John and Elizabeth, 

Dec. 6, 1794. 


C( << 

Nov. 23, 1796. 


(( ;,;■• tt '-/ 

Dec. 12, 1798.' 


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Jan. 16, 1801. 


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; Jan. 2, 1803. 


It '■.:'.' - tt 

Nov. 4, 1804. 


tt :««'".' 

Dec. 17, 1806. 


*< . ■** ■■ ^ ,Vv 

Apr. 9, 1809. 


«* . '".."■'■ '..** ■ ■ 

Aug. 29, 1811. 


< t » < . 

Apr. 29, 1814. 


Sam'l and Sarah, 

Mar. 27, 1783. 


(( t». 

May 28, 1785. 


•* ' .'•^ , ; **'■.."■ 

June 16, 1786. 


CC' ':'■ '■'..■' -'ttr '■■.-"■/.: 

July 2, 1788. 

* William, 

<f . r.rl: ■^■; tt 

Nov. — , 1790. 


••' '■'..-■"'■■?•*■ '''■'''''■''-■ 

Aug. 1. 1792. 


tt ■ tt 

' ;. July 1, 1794. 


tt . • ..' ,!«■■ 

Aug. 20, 1795. 


" Ct . 4(! 

May 25, 1797, 

Ezekiel, ' 

Jeremiah and Jane, 

. June 7, 1799. 

Maria, • rv 

tt ti 

Apr. 26, 1802. 

Miranda, •': 

':■■ ^'/'\':,- «< " ' ") tt -^ 

, 1803. 




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li and Mary, : 

Sept. 18, 1742 



Jan. 9, 174G-7. 


Thomas, ) 
Hannah, 5 


Apr. 25, 1749. 



May 22, 1757. 



" '.■'"'■ 

Oct. 27, 1758. 

'■, .■-/;-•... 


Edward and Ann, 

Apr. 24, 178G. 

^',: ,;-■;. J;". ;;; 




July 16, 1788. 

'•.■'■■■' '''■':-^" 




Sept. 21, 1791. 

■ 'r-'S :'''■' C-'-i': 




Apr. 21, 1795. 





Sept. 15, 1798 


C( " 


Oct. 2, 1799. 




and Ann, 

Aug. 5, 1750. 

Peliverance, " ' 

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' • •:.■ ti ■■ -r/ ' ',"■'■ 

Mar. 11, 1753. 

Ann, ■ 


tt '■ .' ■ • ■ 

Mar. 14, 1755. 




■''. •: ,•.■ " :<«■••■■ 

May 22, 1758. 



Rob't Jr. andEliz.Rairdo 

nDec. 2G, 1790. 


John, Isle of Shoals, 


and Isabella, 

June 8, 17G2. 




Apr. 4, 17G5. 

r * /■ 



( ( ., -,1 ■ 

June 17, 17G7. 





Apr. 17, 1770. 


John and Rebecca, 

June 10, 1787. 


SaTTTnel, ^ 


July 21, 1789. 



^: ■■«£;-.■■ 

" ■''''.':.:■ 

Sept 28, 1791. 


\« «' 

Mar. 7, 1794. 

Mary, /,; • -i^ ;^ 

Oct. 15, 1796. 

Elizabeth, ^ ' ' ;■ 

■ «< V 

Mar. 15, 1799. 


Ann, . - /■ ^■^.C■r:^^ 

.-,. .it'/'' 

May 25, 1801. 


Edward, v 

Sumners and Mary, 

Dec. 30, 1777. 

:■- : .'. ■ ■ ■'- 

Sam'l Swanton, 



Feb. 7, 1780. 




and Mary, 

Jan. 28, 178G. 




Mar. 25, 1787. 





<» . 

Apr. 19, 1789. 

>- '"",-' 

John, *'^ 



May 14, 1791. 




Apr. 7, 1793. 




Feb. 21, 1795. 




tt t 

Mar. 4, 1797. 



tt ■ ^ 

Mar. 12, 1799. 




Mar. 20, 1801. 




Jan. 2, 1803. 

'?■■'■'>-' '4- 

William, Jr., 


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Jan. 17, 1805. 

■ ■ .■■-■> ■ ; .'"'^ '■■■ ■ 

Woodbnry Hastings 



Apr. 14, 1807. 




May 4, 1810. 

f' \ 


John and Sarah, 

June 18, 1761. 

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.. 1 

May 21, 17G3. 



July 16, 1765. 

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June 2, 1767. 


«c' " 

C( .! 

Apr. 24, 1769. 


«« ' 

tt ^ 1 . 

-Apr. 1, 1771. 

(To be continued.) 



Twenty -five years ago most people interested in genealogical matters 
were satisfied if they could show an unbroken line of descent from the 
first American settler of their name, and did not delve into ancient 
records, deeply, for the purpose of discovering the names and records of 
ancestors in other lines. 

To-day, the desire is general to be able to show a chart exhibiting" 
tlie entire ancestry, and various contrivances have been attempted to 
prepare such a record in a comprehensive and simple form. 

The most ancient of these contrivances are probably those of the 
"wheel" and half circle and in some cases these will answer, but the limited 
space allowed, as well as other disadvantages, soon brought these schemes 
into disfavor. However, some genealogists still prefer this method for 
skeleton work. 

The most popular scheme, for many years has been Mr. Whitmore's ; 
and of late years four other schemes have been placed upon the market, 
all good, in some respects excellent. 

The writer has attempted to describe below the five best known publi- 
cations for this purpose ; the titles of these are as follows : 

Ancestral Tablets, a collection of diagrams for pedigrees so ar- 
ranged that eight generations of the ancestors of any person may be re- 
corded in a connected and simple form, by William H. Whitmore, Bos- 
ton, 1888, (7th edition). ; . /^^^ ^^^^^^:^.: ^.^^ . 

A Family Genealogical Eecord, published b}^ W. B. Clarke & Co. ; 
^S92, (2d edition) arranged by Emma F. Ware. 

The Record of my Ancestry, containing the genealogy of the 

* Family and its branches from the year to ; designed 

V Rev. F. W. Bailey. 1892. .■ ■ - - ■ ■■':-^;%r^-^^^^^^^^^ 

Ancestral Charts, so arranged as to show any number of genera- 
^^^xiB and record of ancestral honors, heirlooms, portraits, coat armour, 
'^^•, arranged by Howard R. Guild and Eben Putnam, Salem, 1893. 

2X ,. -.;.,, .- , ■ (187) 


Indexed Genealogical Register; indexed to exliil)it in regular 
succession each ancestor, male and female, according to families, and 
with each family grouped by itself and in its proper relation in reference 
to the main stock, permitting ample notes on each ancestor. Arranged 
Ly Harry C. Cashing; published by Damrell & Upham, 1893. 

These publications, with the exception of Mr. Cushing's, are all in 
quarto; all are suitably bound and printed. 

Two of these, Putnam's and Cushing's, aUow the addition of more 
sheets than are supplied in the usual trade edition. 

r Mr. AYhitmore's Ancestral Tablets consist of 16 leaves; the record 
begins on the middle fold, the paternal line using the first eight leaves, 
the maternal the remainder, the complete line of each family is spread 
out on one page ; the connections with other families by marriage being 
made by cutting through the intervening leaves. It is a simple arrange- 
ment and extremely popular. ^^^^: ^ - 
- The objections are, that but little opportunity is permitted to insert 
biographical matter, andhut eigJU generations can be recorded. 

This with the present generation, is a serious limitation. The writer 
is of the ninth generation, in most cases, and in some of the tenth and 
eleventh, and in two cases of the twelfth generation, and to record the 
known American ancestry of his children would need at least four of 
Mr. Whitmore's Tal)lets. ' 

Miss Ware's book contains seventeen pages ; on the opening page is 
recorded the record of the person whose ance&try is to be exhibited ; us 
also the record of his parents, grand-parents and great-grand-parent-. 
The direct trim ily line is continued on pages 2 and 3; where the name 
of the great-grand parents are duplicated. The line of descent rinis 
upward on the page, the m;ile line on the left, the female on the right. 
until the tenth generation is reached. The space allowed for the teuiii 
and last generation is barely more than enough to record name andJati'. 

Each space in the book carries a separate number, the highest num- 
ber reached being 1023. . - 

. The objection to this method, is, that unless the page is used for th- 
line of ancestry intended it is woithless; there is also a lack of sjnio' 
for recording biographical and other memoranda; this fault is found »-i 
all of the publications except the "Anccbtral Charts." Still for s(»u'^'- 
purposes the plan is excellent; as each sheet as it lies open, shows in-^ 
ancestry of each one of the eight great- grand-parents. The book woui^ 
be much benefited by blaidi pages inserted for indexes. 


Mr. Bailey's l)Ook is capable of sbowiiig six generations only, unless 
the supplementary pages provided, are pasted upon the top of the page 
and tnrned over, when ten generations may, in the male line, be exhibit- 
ed. The book lias tbe same scbeme as Whitmoje's in cuttinir thronirh 
interv^ening pages to make marriage connections. It is not as simple 
or as good as Mr. Wbitmore's ; but it has one advantage. The left 
hand pages are provided with spaces to enter additional memoranda and 
spaces are provided against each tablet for the insertion of small-sized 
photographs. . ..- : 

Sixty-nine pages are supplied. The index indicates that thirty-three 
families are provided for in the book. As a means of showing descent 
from Revolution.ary sires the scbeme is good ; bnt for persons with 
longer lines of ancestry, rather clnmsy and unsatisfactory. 

The Indexed Genealogical llegister is the best of all so far mentioned. 
It is oblong in shape. Sixty-four leaves are provided ; each leaf is ex- 
actly alike, and is divided into two equal portions, the upper is divided 
into five columns of which the first contains spaces for Jhe names of two 
ancestors of the fourth generation, the next three columns for all the 
ancestors of these two for three o:enerations. The last column contains 
a space for coat armor, and the direction, ''notes on first four genera- 
tions, and, if necessary, of others, to be made on back of this page." 

The lower half shows the names of each of tbe ancestors in the main 
line, with date of birth, death, etc,, and a small space "notes on remain- 
ing generations." The lower left hand corners aie cnt out of each sheet, 
which thns enables one to see at a glance the principal family line ; each 
succeeding sheet devel()i)s the line of some female ancestor. The ar- 
rangement permits of the record of twelve generations, an ample num- 
ber. The only objection is, that not enough opportunity exists for the 
noting of vai ious memoranda, except one use the backside of the sheet ; 
a book of this character should have all facts pertaining to the line of 
ancestry exposed, under the eye at once. The scheme is a remarkably 
clever one and one sure to be popular. An index to all names men- 
tioned should have been provided. .. ^ > 

The last on our list is the "Ancestral Charts." To quote the prefa- 
tory note, "These charts are designed for the purpose of enabling one 
to record any number of generations of ancestors. By a very simple 
and progressive arrangement no difficulty will be experienced in cariy- 
*ng back a line of ancestry to nine, thirteen, seventeen, or twenty-five 
generations. ■■^v.;:- • -. .;-•:;., c..,-^ : 

■ ■'■■■! ' 


By numbering in consecutive order each ancestor, such facts as it 
may be desired to record may be placed against the corresponding num- 
ber upon those pages arranged for that purpose. So also in the case of 
descriptions of heir-h)onis, portraits, coat armor, etc. The object h:is 
been to supply a useful but simple method of recording ancestry and 
allowing for admission of new material."; ,;. 

Five pages are given for family indexes : a page is so arranged to 
spread before the eye, twelve coats of armor, then follow 19 chiirts, al- 
lowing for the record of 570 seperate ancestors, with the left hand page 
facing each chart, suitably numl)ered to correspond Avith the numbered 
chart opposite. Each chart shows five generations, and the following 
chart shows five more and so on ad infinitum. Ample space is provided 
and the arrangement is the most clear and concise of any of the schemes 
so far presented. Each chart has a seperate number. Following the 
charts come expressly prepared pages for accounts of family portraits 
and heirlooms, etc., and pages armnged for the record of "origintil 
records, printed records, etc., referred to in the preceeding pnges." 

The only objection recuring to the mind of the writer, is, that hut five 
generations of one family can be shown on one page, but this is partially 
obviated by the fact that the following generations also appear on a 
right hand page immediatel}' succeeding. Any number of charts may 
be bound up in a book, thus enabling even a AVelch genealogist to carry 
his ancesty back to Noah. 

Cushing's arrangement in one respect is better than the Ancestral 
Charts, i. e., in showing at one glance the entire line of any given an- 
cestor, but the space for the earlier generations is limited and the ar- 
rangement is not so simple. 

None of the schemes above mentioned provide for the record of in- 
formation not properly to be placed in the recorded line of ancestry, ex- 
cept the "Ancestral Charts." 

Any of the above mentioned publications maybe obtained of the pul^- 
lisher of this magazine. The price of the Ancestral Charts is $1.50 in 
cloth, or $3 in half leather; that of the Indexed Genealogcal Kcgistor is 
$2 in cloth. '■'"'■ -^'-"''^ - ■■^'■-:^-- ^.^ ■•.^v'v. ;;•■.. ^,, -^^y^vj^q^;^^'--:-^^:^, . 

Prices of the others supplied upon application. ' 



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1542 Thomas Perkins of Warmington in the county of Warwick. 

He left a Avill, but it is missing. From the Act Book it appears that 
it w^as proved at Lichfield, 18 April, 1542, by Joan the relict the execu- 

— Lichfield Registry, 

■ - •. . ~ Act Book No. 3. 

1547 EiCHARD Perkens of the parish of Warmington. r 

In his w^ill, dated 28 March 1546, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of St. Nicholas, Warmington," and mentions John 
'*my son," executor, "unto my vii chyklernc wt be umaryd equally." 

Symon Poope, Thos. Sharman, Thos. .Elett, overseers. Edwd. Pet- 
tefer, Thos. Sharman, Thos. Elett, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 22 April, 1547, ^vas taken by : Thomas Col- 
ly ns, Robert Perkyns, Wyllym Archere, appraisers. 
Amount £9. 8s. lOd. 

Proved at Lichfield, 29 April, 1547, by John the son. 

w ^;^^^^^-^^^^^^^^^^^-.^^^^^^^-^ V : - — Lichfield Reofistry, 

H:&:ffpJ0iff^^ Act Book No. 4, Page 61. 

1557 John Perkyns of Bubbcnhall, county of Warwick, single- 
In his will, dated 5 November, 1557, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of Bubnell," and mentions: Henry "my 
brother," Mary, Elizabeth, Mawde, Agnes, "my sisters." Thomas 

Eliat "my ])rother-in-law" and his 3 children. Said Thomas Eliat execu- 
tor. ' ^^ : ■ >--..'--■■ ■ - '• , " ■ -■ ■ ■■: •■ ' 


Thomas Eobartysse, Thomas Elyats, Anthony Malthow, WiHm. 
Krycum, witnesses. ^ .;. 

- Debts owing from : Gyles Perky ns "my brother," Lawrence Tayliue 
of Rodwaye, liychard Austin of Bubnell. 

The inventory, dated 2 February, 1558, was taken by: Thomas 
Myles, Henry Bhike, Sir Thomas Meydes. 

: : ,^ Amount £11. 9s. 4d. ■: _.y-..:r.. ■:<::: r.^,:::^:/: :^ 

Proved at Lichfield, 7 February, by Thomas Elliott. ;^ 

■'^-#fVS;f■/;:^^s^ .-■;■..'' :' - — Lichfield Registry, ■■ '- 

'^•'•"■fe'"-'^^^ :;:;i;^:;:;V;vy^.V:. :- Act Book No. 5, Page 100. 

• .'-■,-■*■'_"• " ■ .■ '■ '■ ". -■ ■■ . ■ - ■ " .^ ; .'"" 

1599 Giles Perkyns late of Warmington in the county of War- 

Li his will, dated 14 January, 1695, he directs that he shall "l)e 
buried in the clnirrhvard of Wnrmimrton," and mentions : John Per- 
kins "m}^ youngest son," overseer. Henry "my son" executor. Eliza- 
beth wife of said Henry, Elizabeth "my daughter," Margery "my daugh- 
ter," Ann Collins "my goddaughter," daughter of Richd. Collins, Mary 
Chamberlain "my goddaughter," "all my other children to be contented," 
(not named.) 

John Richardson, elk., Richard Coll^nis, John Gascon, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 22 March, 1597, was taken by ; John Richard- 
son, elk. Richd. Collyns, John Gascon. , • \']''--^:r'-Z'--'^--:' 'i^'r' ' 

- Amount £76. 14s. 6d. ^'^ ^■' ^':'r''^V'^^'sX^^^^ 
' Proved at Lichfield, 22 May, 1569, by Henry Perkins the son. 

• ,. - — Lichfield Registry, 

. Act Book No. 9, Page 255. 

1561. Henry Perkyns of Newnham Reizis., countv of Warwick. 

In his will, dated 1 March, 1560, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Newnham," and mentions : Annes "my daughter," 
Ales "my daughter," Henry "my son," all under 24. George "my son" 
and his children. William Walwyn and his children. Thomas Holet 
and his child. Joane Webb "my daughter." Humphrey "my son/' 

George Perkyns, John Perkyns, "my sons," overseers. ThonKis 
Panic, Nicholas Dawes, George Ancoke, witnesses. 


The inventory dated 17 March, 1581, was taken by: William 
Dawes, Henry Jenckyns, appraisers. • - :. :^^^- - :. • .^ ...■::;*; 

;%^.. : Amount £50. 12s. Od. ' ^ ■ i^ 

Proved at Lichfield, 21 April, 1561, by Ilumfrey Pcrkyns. 

— Lichfield lleHstrv, 
- _ ■ ~ • ■ : Act Book No. 6, Page 17. 

1581 George Pekkyns of Ilyll, parish of Leamington Hastings, 
county of Warwick, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 20 January. 1581, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in Leamington churchyard," and mentions : Henry "my eldest 
son," executor. Lease of a house in Rug])y. "my wife" (no name 
mentioned). John "my son," George "my son," under 24. Elizabeth, 
under 24, Mary, under 24, Isbell, under 24, Anne, under 24, "my 
four damzters." .. .; 

Humphrey Perkyns of Xewnam, John Perkyns of Bilton, overseers. 
Walter Hulme, Pobert My 1 ward, als. Loveli, witnesses. John Pratt 
of Branne, Alexander Howe of Starton, Henry Perkyns of Attylboro, 
Katherine Clever. : -• , , ; w / - : . - 

The inventory, dated 27 March, 1581, was taken by : John Blysse, 
Henry Garrett, George Johnson, appraisers. ^ ^. ■;;,_. ^ 

; .^:;; Amount £101. 2s, 8d. ... v .. - ..^ :. .^ 

Proved at Lichfield, 27 June, 1581, by Henry Perkyns. 

>:^.wi'v,_ ^ -.-^'S'-'''-^^^^ — Lichfield Registry, ■ 

;'0^.%^"^^^ f'm^^^^^ Act Book No. 7, Page 115. '' 

1604 John Perkins of Bilton in the county of Warwick, husband- 
In his will, dated 27 Februaiy, 1604, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of Bilton," and mentions : 

Humphrey Perkins "my son," executor. John Perkins, Lienor Perk- 
ins, Margaret Perkins, Em. Perkins, Susan Perkins, the 5 children of 
said Humphrey. John Butler and Elizabeth his wife "my daughter and 
their 2 children." Nicholas Waren and his "3 children." Alice Pow- 
ley "my daughter" and her "four daughters." Catherine Stretton "my 
daughter-in-lawe and her four children. 

John Fawkes, John Clarke, witnesses. ^^^ ::0"; ^'::- -^-^ . • : 


The inventory, dated 1 March, 1604, was taken by: John Fawkes, 
John Clarke. :.. ^ 

Amonnt £17. Is. Od. - -> 

'■J ■ 

Proved at Lichfield, 29 September, 1604, by Humphrey the son. 
.' ' — Lichfield Registry, 

• - - - ' ' Act Book No. 10, Pa<?e 148. 

1588 Henry Perkyns, husbandman, of Attilbrughe (Attleburrow), 
parish of Nuneaton. ;:^ 

He died in 1588. In his will, which was dated 7 July, 1588, and 
proved 31 Jan. 1588-9, he directs that he shall be buried in the church- 
yard of St. Nicholas, Nuneaton, and mentions: Margaret Perkyns, 
"my wife," executrix. Alice Perkins, Isabel Perkyns, "my daughters." 

John Perkyns, Thomas Tomson, Thos. Howlat, Christopher Leister, 
"my well beloved friends," overseers. Humphrey Perkyns, Ric. Mabbs, 
Alice Smith, wife of William Smith, witnesses. 

Debts owing from : George AYightman of Gryffe, James Densluer, 
Thomas Wright of Chilvers Coton. James Parsons, vicar of Nuneaton. 

The inventory, amounting to £83. 3, 4, was dated 25 July, 1588, 
and rendered by: Thomas Lythall, senr., William Buswell, appraisers. 

The inventory mentions a lease gi'anted by John Vincent. 

The will was proved at Lichfield by Margaret Perkyns the relict. 

''rv-"rV;:,:;f T;' \: A'.i^-':^'^^'.''"; ■■-•^ ■'' — Lichfield Registry, ■ 

, ' -' ' /•:'?MIS:;;S^^'-S^^ Act Book No. 8, 24. '■ ' 

1 608 Margaret Perkins of the parish of Nuneaton in the county 
of Warwick, widow. 

In her will, dated 1 April, 1607, she mentions : Isabel Perkins "my 
daughter." "To ever^^ of my children's children xii d." "my apparel 
to my children to be divided amongst them." Thomas Cowper "my 
son," executor. 
- Marmaduke Duffkin, Margaret Duff kin, witnesses. 

There is no inventory of her estate. 

Proved at Lichfield, 15 July, 1608, by Thomas the son. 

^:^ ' ' <~ ' : y ^^ — Lichfield Registry, 

. ' " ^ . - ■ . ' V ^ Act Book No. 11, Page 52. 

1610-11 Humphrey Perkins late of Bilton, yeoman. 


Letters of Administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
31 January, 1610-11, to Alice Perkins the relict. 

■.:: The inventory, dated 1 November, 8 James I., (1608) was taken by' 
John Fawkes, John Clarke, Henry Perkins, John Perkins, John Roe, 
appraisers. '■'"■" \ .■".::-,.■•■:''■,■■':, ^'^J -■ ■ 

,-■-::;,;,/;:;;.. Affiount, £105. 7s. 2d. ■' '^ ;;\.. :.■ ^^):;''^.^:"\- ■■.% '.-v;:^^^ 

- : ,. — Lichfield Registry, 

• - Act Book No. 11. Page 139. 

1618 Humphrey Perkins of Bilton in the county of Warwick. 

Letters of administration npon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
18 August, 1618, of goo Is left miadininistered b}^ Alice the relict, to 
Wdliani Palmer and Eleanor, his wife, the daughter. 

-■'^':::-^-M''?:--y^^ .:■■■'-:'■ •■:^':s ''-'■. '--r^^^^^^^^ — Llchficld Registry, - - . 

:v.■i:;■v'■;^:-^^'-^^ ■''■'■: ---'^-■.■. •■-■:/^-'^:'-:v:--'-"Act Book No. 12, Page 294."'' ' 

1632 John Perkins of Rugbye in the county of Warwick, husband- 
man. - 

The inventory of his estate was taken 25 October, 1632, by : Law- 
rence Higgs, William Marston of Rugbye, yeoman. , ., 

.:,:;,•,,, ,;^ .,,.,., - Amount £178. 19s. Od. /''-'<'^ y^.-;;^^':'V'r 

"Item — one Bond wherein Henry Perkins stands bound for payment 
of principall debt IHI. L." : : 

' ' — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. , Pao^e . 

1634 Henry Perkyns of Rugbye in the county of Warwick, yeo- 

In his will, dated 31 October, 1632, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in Rugby churchyard," and mentions : "to my eldest son Henry whom 
I make whole executor a lease of a dwelling house in Rugbye etc., ex- 
cept two houses at the east end of my close and two cowes commons 
belonging to them. . . if he die without heirs then to "mv son" William ; 

DO ./ -' 

if he die without heirs then to "my son" John after his aunts decease 
Mary and Agnes. 

William Marson, Richard Turnoll, Nicholas Miles, witnesses. 

;v, ■ ■*■".••»•;,?■■ ^'-.f - -f * !■•■ ■-^:> ■■ ■■■■"■ -' ■■■.-■ 


' , ■ , ■ \ "...:. . ■ 

'The inventory, dated 2 June, 1634, was taken I)}': Theopbilus 
Greiie, Willijim Marson, Lawrence Higgs, Thomas Hawkyns. 

Proved at Lichtield, 25 July, 1G34. --..^rx'j- V 

' *^ " ' — Lichfield Rogistr}', 

" ' "'^ "' ■ ' ■ Act Book No . , Pa oje . 

1638 John Perkins of Rugby in the county of Warwick, 

In his will (nuncupative), dated 8 Se[)tember, 1638, he mentions: 

"his two .brothers" Henry Perkins and William Perkins. 
Witnesses, Annis Marston, Edward Bate. , ;, i^ 

The inventory, dated 15 December, 1638, was taken by: Edward 

Bate, Thomas Perkins, Lawrence Higgs, Thomas Barndwell, Elias 


.,^ ^.. - Amount £35. 12s. 9d. -'^^-^--z^'^y ^'^'^''^ S '::■''''■ -^i 

Administration (Will) was granted at Lichfield, 19 December, 1638, 

to : Henry Peikins of Rugby, husbandman, William Perkins of Rugby. 

, . , — Lichfield Registry, 

.':•'■- ~ " ' ' ■ ' Act Book No. , Pa^e . 

1598 Richard Perkyns of Warmington, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 1 December, 1598, he directs that he shall "be 
buried in the churchyard of YV'armington," and mentions : Margaret 
"my wife," Thomas "my son," executor. John "my son," Richard "my 
son" and his son Richard. Alice "my daughter" a legacy if she be the 
survivor of old Symons her father-m-law. Ralfe Symons "son of said 
Alice." ;.-■ -:-;>--:---^: -:---;:..:^ -^■-.■x-i -:}.:'^^v-:- .'-■ ,.-:■/■-■■ 

John Richardson, Thomas Perkins, overseers. William Colman, 
Thomas Dewes, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 17 Jaimary, 1598 (1598-9), was taken by: 
Thomas Perkyns, William Collman, Henry Cooper, Symon Davis, ap- 
praisers. -V ;vv.- .•■,:-•;- ■'•■■■■-■■■^--■■.- '■,,■,-■ ■^■■. .,•;■•.■•;::; '^ . '^'^/C^Hi-.y:^-- :. Z" . V' 'v:'- -'■ ■■,■.•-■ 

■■^^^-:i^^^--^^-W':; Amount £97. i3g. od. -■■" ' . ":y^M':'W^^^^^^ ->•• V. 

Proved at Litchfield," 21 February, 1598, by Thomas Perkyns the 

son. , . < , , > 

r / - .^ ' : " — Lichfield Registry, 

.'--'' ^ ' Act Book No. 9, Page 230. 

1605 Margaret Perkins of Warmington in the county of Warwick, 

widow. V ■ -:-x:.v.:;;^.;v-.-... ■:-.,.- :/.v-----'^--. ^'- ■■ ■ , v..-.--v.;--': ^.,. ;nX- .■,;'.,■' • 

^•^■^ iTo he continued.) ; • M^ .. ^ '^ '''"■:. 


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Thomas Flacker whose portmit is presentod in this number, was the 
son of a ship master of Charlestown. James Fhicker, or Fhiker as his 
name is sometimes spelled on the old records, came from London and 
married May 30, 1717, Elizabeth, the daughter of Robert Luist and 
Rebecca (Jenness) Lynde. He was admitted to the church, in Charles- 
town, October 31, 1731, and died, in Charlestown, Nov. 3, 1756. His 
widow died in September, 1770. 

Thomas Flucker was the second of quite a large family of children, 
he was born October 9, 1719 ; of his brothers and sisters, Rebecca, 
baptized March 9, 1717-18 ; married, 22 July, 1742, Rev. John Fowle, 
a iri'^duate of Harvard in 1732, and wdio was settled at Hini>ham ; James, 
died a few years prior to the outbreak of the Revolution ; Elizal)etli 
married in 1758, Dr. Isaac Rand,^ a physician of some importance in 
Charlestown ; Abas^ail married Jonathan Smith of Lexinirton. There 
were t\vo others, Isaac and Robert, the latter of whom, at least, died in 
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Both the father and maternal i^^randfather of Thomas Flucker were 
mariners, and had been traders with Babadoes. In 1741, James Flucker 
was captain, and probably part owner, of the Brig "Rebecca", thus it was 
natural that the future secretary of the Province should start life as a 
uierchant. In his business ventures he was successful, and on June 
12, 1744, he contracted marriage with Judith Bow^doin,- daughter of 
James Bowdoin, and sister of Hon. James Bowdoin who afterward 
became governor of Massachusetts. The period during which Thomas 
Flucker lived was one Deculiarly adapted to advance men of his calibre. 
The royal governors and the subordinate officials were all engaged in 

* A son by a former wife Isaac, also a physician, was a moderate Loyalist. He was much respected, 
^fiti died in Boston in 1^22. 

* Rom 5 iMar., 1719: her sister Elizb. ni. Hon, James Pitts, whore 3 sons were prominent patriots. 

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trade, and they with their intimates, ft)i'ined an aristocracy wiio lived with 
great splendor. The merchant princes of Boston were progressive and 
important personages : from their nnm')er were selected those whom the 
home government could conciliate and honor, and attachment to the 
government was sure to i)rin2f its reward. 

Madame Flucker lived hut a short while ; her father had died in 1747. 
Mr. Fhicker chose for his second wife the vivacious and accomplished 
daughter of Gen. Samuel Waldo ; thus increasing the rani^e of important 
families with whom he could claim relationship. Thomas Flucker and 
Hannah Waldo were married 14 Jan. 1750-51. They resided in Sunnner 
street in Boston and for many years Flucker was prominent in the town 
affairs of that place. In the years 1756, 7, 8, he received the highest 
number of votes cast for the four representatives to the General Court ; 
he was, however, shar[)ly opposed, and elected against great opposition, 
in 1759. He was re-elected in 17G0 ; but in 1761 James Otis was elected 
in his stead, he having- removed from town. Durinii: these years he had 
been overseer of the poor, wai-den, etc. At this period, says Palfrey, 
"the colonies were affectionately loyal." The trouble over Writs of 
Assistance and salary of the governor were disturbing elements ; but the 
new Governor, Sir Francis Bernard, was very much pleased with the 
colony, and the country people were satisfied with the pievailing julinin- 
istration, the opposition being chietly confined to those inunediately 
affected by the obnoxious claims of the home government. 

Thomas Flucker was nndoubtedlv a friend of Thomas Hutchinson, the 
Lieutenant Governor and new Chief Justice, afterward Governor, anl 
so opposed to the party of Otis who had succeeded Flucker in the house. 
In 1761 when Flucker was chosen to the Council by the House, as coun- 
cillors were then selected, he found his brother-in-law James Bowdoin 
on the board, and they remained joint members of the Council by annua! 
election until May 31, 1769, when the House refused to re-elect tlie 
former and the governor negatived the election of the latter, who was 
as loyal to the people as the other was to his King. 

When Bernard was recalled in the same year, Hutchinson becnnso 
acting governor, and, when, in 1770, Bowdoin wasagain elected bv l!'*-' 
House he was accepted by the Governor, and, the following year, 
Flucker was cared for by an nppointment as secretaiy. 

Durinir the years that Mr. Flucker was in the council he was co5> 
stantly placed, by the town of Boston, upon connnittees which had to ♦• ' 
with town expenditures. In 1764 and 1765 he was one of the connmtu<? 


to comply with the conditions of the will of Hon. Thomas Hancock, to 
establish an Insane hosi)ital at Boston, and in the latter year one of the 
committee to obtain subscriptions for that purpose; and in that same 
year he was chosen selectman but only appeared at one meeting of the 
board. He inuned lately thereafter sent a request to the selectmen that 
he be recognized, in virtue of his position as a member of the council, 
as President of the board, stating that this was the wish of the Governor 
and council ; yet affirming that when he acce[)ted the office it was with 
the intention of taking the h)\vest seat at the board. Unless this request 
was ojranted he couhl not remain one of the selectmen. The Selectmen 
wiselv, but 2:entlv and consideratelv, refused to concur with him in this 
matter and he resigned his position. 

In 1768 the troul)le between the governor and house had become 
accentuated, and, as the house had prepared a petition to the King re- 
qnesting the withdrawal of the Governor, he prorogued them. 

The same year the Council appointed a committee, of whom Flucker 
was one, to prepare an address to the King. 

While councillor Flucker had as fellow members not only his brother 
Bowdoin, but his nephew elames Pitts. Thomas Hubbard, Peter Oliver, 
Nathaniel Sparhawk, Harrison Grey, James Russell, Nathaniel Ropes, 
Edmund Trowbridge, and Samuel Dexter, were among the others who 
occupied that position. ;^ 

These were the daj's of the opposition to the Stamp Act ; of riots in 
Boston and the sackins: of Hutchinson's mansi(m. 

Upcm the convening of the General Court at Cambridge, 3 April, 1771, 
Hutchinson announced his appointment as Governor, with Andrew Oli- 
ver as Lieutenant Governor, and Flucker as Secretary. 

Three years later, while Oliver was lying senseless and dying, John 
Adams snys, Flucker has persuaded the Governor to write to the King 
recommending his appointment to the position soon expected to be 
vacant, he goes on to say regarding this, "this will make a difficulty." 

Thomas Oliver received the coveted ai)pointment and Thomas Flucker 
was the first named of the Mandamus Councillors, and one of the ten 
wliotook the oath of office 1774. 

When the General Court met at Salem, it was Flucker who vaiidy 
ctirried Gage's connnands to them to dissolve. 

He was refused admittance and read his proclamation from the steps, 
the last message of a Royal Governor to the General Court of Mas- 
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Under Gage, Flucker retained his position as secretary and in 1777 
was still drawing a salary of £300 as secretary of the Province. 
? '• The family of Mr. Flacker consisted of three daughters and one son. 
His daughter, Sally, who took part in Burgoyne's "Maid of the Oaks" 
performed by the British otEcers at their private theatricals, was illegit- 
imate. She went to England with her father and married a Mr. Jephsou, 
a member of the Irish Parliament, and died soon. The other dauirhters 
were, Hannah, married Nov. 2, 1774 to James Urquhart, a cajjtain in the 
14^^ Regiment, from whom she was divorced, and married again Mr. 
Horwood, and Lucy, married June 16, 1774 to Henry Knox then an 
officer of the new crack militia company, the Boston Grenadier Cor[)>, 
afterward a general in the American Army and secretary of war to 
President \Vashino:ton. - ; : . 

The story of their courtship is romantic. In July, 1773, Knox, had 
the misfortune to lose, while gunning, two fingers of his left hand, ne- 
cessitating]^ when next on parade, his wearin<i a banda<]je. He was a 
handsome fellow and his accident excited the symi)athy of the young 
ladies who gathered to Avatch the evolutions of this finely equip[)ed com- 
pany. Among them was Miss Lucy, who sought the acquaintance ot 
Knox at his book stoi'e, and their acquaintance soon ripened into love. 

This state of things wiis liiLddy disi)leasing to her fatnily. Fhicker 
at this time is described as "a high toned Tory of great family pi eten- 
sions." The young woman adopted hei' lover's views and finally hnced 
her parents to consent to the match. 

Otis says that Miss Flucker was a young lady of high intellectual en- 
dowments. After the alfair at Concord and Lexington, the departure <»f 
Knox from Boston was interdicted. Everv efioi-t was made to win liini 
to the Royal cause. However, on the 16^^ June he and his wife escapcvl 
to the American lines, Mrs. Knox carrying her husband's sword quilled 
into her cloak. 

The son Thomas Flucker, jr., graduated from Harvard in 1773 and 
received a commission as lieutenant in the 2^ Batt. GO*^ I^*^'©* -^'^ l^*^' 
he was stationed at St. Augustine; he died in 1783. 

Flucker left Boston with the Royal Army^ and the greater part of 
his estate was confiscated. 

8 It w.'is tliroujrh Flucker that suepicion of the treason of Dr. Benjamin Cliuvch to his whig asi-ooia'.' * 
was discovered. He incautiously told a friend, n supposed Royalist, tiiat Churdi was supplx inir (.:i^'«" 
witii information. Cliurch was a member of the rrovincial Congress; was court-maitiaied on lU-:^<^ 
charges and expelled, ile left tlie country. 


111 177G Fluckcr was in London, nnd a J]ieml)cr ofllie "Brompton Row 
Tory Cliil)." He died in London !?uddcnly 16 Feb., 1763. ]\I.idaine 
Flucker died in Deceml)er, 1785. 

The conneclions of Flneker l*y his fii-st marriaire, the Bowdoins, Pitts 
and others, were stanneh [)atri()ts, while the Wahh) connections were 
generally eqnally as loyal to the Crown. Ilis relationship to individiiids 
prominent on both sides and his friendship with Ilntchinson, weie of 
great service to liini in his pt)liti(!al career; yet, before he l)ecanie iden- 
titied with the royalist party he was evidently favoia1)ly thonght of I>y 
the peoj)le of Boston and was frequently, as mentioned aI)ove, honored 
with election to positions of trust. 

The portrait fiom which onr illu>tration is taken is owned by Bow- 
doin CoUeire, named after the family of Flucker's first wife, and is a 
part of the Bowdoin Art collection. 

Gen. Knox on account of his wife's relationship to Gen. Samuel 
Wjildo, ol)tained on easy terms a large part of the con filiated Waldo 
Patent in xMaine. They removed to Maine and lived in consideral)le 
style at Thom-tston. There the General died Oct. 25, 180G, and his 
wife, June 20, 1824, she was born Aug. 2, 175(). They had twelve chil- 
dren, of whom but three lived to adult age. Lucy Flucker, born in 1776, 
died Oct. 12, 1851, and married Ebenezer Thatcher. Their children 
were Admiral Ilenrv Knox Thatcher, and Caroline F., who married 
Benjamin Smith. Henry Jackson, boin May 24, 1780, died in Thom- 
aston, 1830. Caroline, twice married, first to James Swan and sec- 
ondly to Hon. John Holmes. Neither of the last two had issue. 

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RECORDS 1772-95. 


; Elizabetli of Isaac and Lucy Aiicli-ews, b. Aug. 17, 1767. John b. 
May 27, 17()9. Abraham b. Jan. 25, 1772. .o^^^..r^^^^v : .v 

■ Samuel ot' William Pope hiuI Lydia his wife, b. June 26, 176G. 
Stephen b. Jan. 19, 1773. 

, Rebecca of Wilhn. Williams and Elizabeth his wife, b. May 5, 1773. 

■ '■ Benjamin of Benj. and Abigail L'>vpjoy, b. Nov. 11, 1770. 

: John ot,J(»lni and Elizabeth M. Galley, b. Aug. 13, 1769. James h. 
Kov. 5, 1771. :--■•-•: ;i- ■ ■ ^-■^.■■■^ 

Kobert of Archibald Taggert and Hannah his wife, b. Nov. 5, 1771. 
^ Hannah of Samuel Bradfoi'd. and Anna his wife, b. Oct. 14, 1766. 
Sanmel b. Sept. 29, 1768. Anna b. July 22, 1770. Mary b. Dec, 

Anna of John M'Calley and Elizabeth his wife, b. July 10, 1773. . 

Mary of John and Elizabeth Gibson, b. Sept. 7, 1770. John, jr. 1>. 
Sept. 6, 1772. Martha b. Aug. 2, 1774. 

John of James M'Calley and Martha his wife, b. Jan. 18, 1742. 
; Elizabeth of Samuel Gibson and Ann his wife, b. May 19, 1742. 

Hannah of l.-aac Andrews'and Lucy his wife, b. Sept. 22, 1774. 

■Stephen of Samuel Bradford and Anna his wife b. June 30, 1775. 

AVilliam of Jonathan and Abigail Barns, b. Dec. 26, 1775. 

Rachel of I>aac Andrews and Lucy his wife, b. Apr. 25, 1776. 

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*The births occnnerl during- the fir.'^t oconpntion of tlie town by not more tiian half a dozen fini!'!'^*-' 
who abandoned tlicir improvements m 174»; oi- 7 for lear of depredations by IiKlians. John iMoC.!'''' 
was tiic rM>t wliite cliiltl b<»in in towi', ot whom any l;no\vle<lge exists, born in a siieltei- bnilt .ip""*^ 
a large rnek in ihe Uoraee Mnsey lot. Alxuit Hie time of tlie second and permanent occiip a '*• 
of tiie town jifler the peace of 17f;3. Col. Jolm Uill of IJoston. grantee of tlie township, traveling lii'iii*"- 
found in Lichfield tlie young people, grown to ni:ilurit\", and proposed, if tiny would niarry in"* "' 
turn to th'ir native town, he would deed them l<iO acres of land, winch preposition was cumpliod »•'" 
in tiie IJridge Vilhige. ; . ;■ ..•;.. 


Mjiitha of .John and Elizi])etli IMcCalley, b. Aug. 9, 1775.. 
/, Daniel of A^^a Dieper and Pliehe his wife, b. Feb. 5, 1776. 
;: Daniel of John McClintok and Cliristian his wife, b. Dec. 15, 1775. 

Margaret of Alexander McClintok and Jennet his wife, b. April 26, 
1773. A child b. March 10, 1776. ■■::■-:-..■ .[-^^- ' --■■-:-/ 

^^ Elizabeth of John Gibson and Elizabeth his wife, b. Ang. 29, 1776. 
VJoseph of Samuel Bradford and Anna his Avife, b. Feb. 21, 1777. 
;- H^ of eloseph Synionds and Lucy his wife, b. Oct. 30, 1775. 
•-Jedntheni of Isaac Baldwin and Eunice his wile, b. July 21, 1766. 
Jeneson b. Oct. 6, 1768. Isaac b. Feb. 1, 1771. Josiah b. Dec. 10, 
1773. Robert b. July 15, 1775. ' ^^^^^ - 

Lucy ot Lot Jeneson and Susannah his wife, Aug. 12, 1774. Sibil- 
hih b. Mch. 18, 1776. ,, . 

Esther of Tedediah Preston and Esther his wife, b. Feb. 27, 1776. 
_,- - Geoige of Sanuiel Whitetield and Hannah his vvife, b. Aug. 14, 1775. 

Relief of William Jones and Abigail his wife, b. Mch. 11, 1772. 
Simeon b. May 12, 1774. Archibald b. Sept. 29, 1776. 

Ruahnenk of Benjamin Lovejoy and Abigail his wife b. Oct. 10, 1773. 

Daniel of William Hntchinson and Lucy his wife, b. Dec. 3, 1774. 
Elizabeth b. Dec. 4, 1776. :/ r r ; 

: Samuel of Samuel Jones and Hannah his wife, b. Sept. 30, 1777. 

Polly of Major Railey and Polly his wife, b. Concord, Mass. Nov. 
20, 1774. Mjijor b. Jan. 10, 1778. 

John of John McClintok and Christian his wife, b. Jan. 3, 1775. 
r Seviah of Samnel Preston and Hannah his \\ife b. Feb. 19, 1778. 
\ Daniel of William Hutchinson and Lucy his wife, b. Ang.^9, 1778. 
Wlith of Timothy Bradford and Edith his wife, b. Aug. 10, 1764. 
Robert 1). June 21, 1768. Hepzibah b. Dec. 4, 1770. Timothy b. 
Feb. 10, 1772. Nabby b. Apr. 22, 1774. Baxter b. July 4, 1776. 
Edith b. Oct. 22, 1778. ■■- ^\ ^^^:-:^ x■'■\:H^.:y■r:.•■<■■ 

Jevemmll of Baniamon Dutton and Pattey his wife, b. Apr. 14, 1778. 

Jonathan of James Jones and Aima his wife, b. Sept. 3, 1778. 

Joseph of Joseph Garey and Ruth his wife, b. Mch. 13, 1776. John 
b. Apr. 14, 1778. 
^^^J^righam of Baxtor How and Sevinah his wife, b. Nov. 24, 1774. 

Margaret of John McCalley and Elizabeth his wife, b. x\pr. 2, 1778. 

Est )r of Olervor WlieU)r anJHepsebih his wife, b. M.irch 24, 1778. 



Mary of Jacob Flint and Elizabeth his wife, b. Aug. 24, 1778. 

Samuel of Xehemijih Wilkins and Mary his wife. 

Jonathan of Jonathan Barnes and Abigail his wife, b. Mch. 25, 1778. 
Joseph Curtis b. Anr. 24, 1780. . v 

Caloin of Caloin Stevens and Esther his wife, b. Feb. 5, 1781. 
. Lucy of Jolm Dutton and Elizabeth his wife, b. May 16, 1781. 

Reuben of Thjiddeus JNlunroe and Hannah his wife, b. Feb. 1, 1781. 

Hanah of John Shea and Sarah his wife, b. Dec. 30, 1779. 

Mary of John McXeall and Lucy his wife, b. July 6, 1779. Solomon 
b. Jan. 15, 1782. -.•:--.■.;-;■-■ ■ -^- ,--,•■ ^ ->:■■> :: 

Eli of Olevor Wheler and Hepsabeth his wife, Mch. 12, 1780. 

Nahum of Lot Jenison and Suanna his wife, b. Apr. 2, 1789. 

William of Benjamin Mead and Susannah his wife, b. Oct. 12, 1781. 
.' Joshua of Zebaediah Johnson and Ledia his wife, b. May '2^, 1782. 

Lucy of Asa Barns and Matilda his Avife, b. Nov. 2, 1782. 

Sally of James Dutton and Elesibeth his wife, b. Aug. 31, 1782. 

Cyrus of William Hutchison and Lucy his wife, b. Feb. 11, 17^3. 

Elizabeth of John McCalley and P^lizebelh his wife, b. April 15, 1782. 
, Olevor of Olevor AVheler and Hepsabah his wife, b. June 22, 1782. 

Samuel of Jonathan Barns and Abigail his wife, b. June 9, 1782. 

William of Calvin Stevens and Esther his wife, b. Fel). 21, 1783. 
. Betty of John Dutton and Elizal)eth his wife, b. Apr. 11, 1783. 

Sarah of Isaac Andrew^s jr., and Rebecca his wife, b. jNIch. 13, 1783. 

Luccendia of Nehemiah AVilkins and Mary his Avife, Sept. 4, 1780. 
Lucy b. July 27, 1782. ' ^ ■ ' '■-■:,•■■.:•-- .^'— -;:■;.-: -■^■y^^::/ . 

Elijah of Elijah Fisk and Elizabeth his wife, b. Oct. 4, 1782. 

Nancy of Joseph Taggart and Lidiah his wife, b. Jan. 29, 1784. 

Darkis of James Kerr and Elizabeth his wife, b. Mch. 30, 1782. 

Cyrus of Isaac Andrews jr., and Rebecca his wife, b. June 29, 1784. 

Benjamin of Maunah Stow and Moley \\\i wife, b. Mch. 21, 1784. 
. John of John McNeal and Lucv his wife, b. Mch. 25, 1784. 

John of John Shed and Sarah his wife, b. Sept. 5, 1784. 
; Lucv of William Hutchison and Lucy his wife, b. Oct. 7, 1784. 

Betey of Asa Barnes and Matilda his wife, b. Mch. 28, 17^4. 

Bezelet of Timothy Bradford and Edith his wife, b. Feb. 9, 1784. 

Elizebeth of William Taggart, jr., and Sarah his wife, b. June IG, 
1782. Nancy b. May 2G, 1784. ~ - . ;. , 

Isaac of Josei)h Tairirart and Lidiah his \vife, b. Oct. 5, 1785. 



• Molly of John Diitton and Elizabeth his wife, b. July 29, 1785. 

Polly of John Hartwell and Siisana his wife, b. May 15, 17^:51. Si- 
mon b. Sept. 12, 1783. Sally b. ^Nlch. 3, 1786. 

Matilda of Calven Stevens and Esther his wife, b. Dec. 14, 1784. ' 
t Isaac of Isaac Andrews, jr., and Eebecca his wife, b. Jan. 20, 1786. 
) Betey of Joseph Geary and Ruth his wile, b. Nov. 22, 1784. 

Silas of AYilliani Parker and Hannah his wife, b. Mch. 8, 1785. Lu- 
cretia b. Dec. 23, 1781. 

. Sarah of Jonathan Danforth and Sarah his wife, b. Oct. 12, 1786. 
: Abraham of Solomon Andrews and Sarah his wife, b. Dec. 14, 1786. 

Archabald of Alexander McClintock and Jannet his wife, b. Feb. 16, 
1782. ■■ ■^'"■^- ■" ■ ■■■^ v; - .-•■;.■ 

Eunice of Oliver and Hepsibah his wife, b. May 29, 1784. 
, Isaiah of Oliver Wheeler and nei)sil)ah his wife, b. Apr. 17, 1786. 
S Isaac of Thaddeus jNlunroe and Hannah his wife, b. Oct. 24, 1782. 
Hannah b. May 30, 1784. Sarah b. Feb. 21, 1786. 
m William of William Tairi2:art and Sarah his wile, b. Mch. 20, 1786. 

Daniel of Asa Barns and Matilda his wife, b. Nov. 28, 1785. 

William of William Hutchinson and Lucy his wife, b. Dec. 29, 1786. 
V Polly of James Kerr and Elizabeth his wife, b. Ai)r. 23, 1786. 

- James of James Jones and Anna his wife, b. Dec. 9, 1781. Silas b. 
Mch. 6, 1784. Cooledge b. Feb. 4, 1786. 

John of James Taggart and Mary his wife, b. Nov. 28, 1782. Rachel 
b. Sept. 4, 1784. David b. Nov. 27, 1786. 

Moses of Elijah Fisk and Elizabeth his wife, b. April 13, 1785. 
Sarah Whitcomb of Manaseh Stoe and Molly his wife, b. Mch. 9, 

Luther of Jonathan Barnes and Abigail his wife, b. Aug. 1, 1785. 
John b. Dec. 31, 1786. 

,,,/* Joseph of Samuel Bradford and Anna his wife, b. Nov. 30, 1780. 
Hannah b. Nov. 5, 1782. David b. Mch. 31, 1785. 

- Lucy of Isaac Andrews, jr., jind Rebecca his wife, b. Nov. 16, 1787. 
Nehemiah of Nehemiah Wilkins and Mar}' his wife, b. Mch. 22, 1784. 

Nancy b. Mch. 7, 1787. 

Genney of Joseph Tagart and Lydia his wife, b. May 19, 1787. 

Timothv of Timothy Grav and Martha his wife, b. May 13, 1781. 
Timothy 2d, b. Oct. 25, 1782. Mary b. Feb. 24, 1784. Braverty b. 
Oct. 24, 1785. Betty b. Jan. 22, 1788. 



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Asa of Calvin Stevens and Esther his wife, b. Feb. 5, 1787. 
Jonathan of Jonathan Danforth and Sarah his wile, b. May 5, 1788. 
Abigail and Reuben ofOliver \YheeIer and Hepsibeth his wife, b. July 

Lucy Dean of Lucy Rolf, b. Aug. 20, 1786. r . • 

Aaron of Asa Barns and Matilda his wife, b. Dec. 9, 1787. 

Samuel of William Tagirart and Sarah his wife, b. Mch. 17, 1788. 

Lucy of John Ilartwell and Susanna his wife, b. July 16, 1788. 

Samuel of Samuel Pope and Ruth his wife, b. May 19, 1787. Wil- 
liam b. Nov. 24, 1788. ' ^ . 

Isaac of Paul Cooledge and Martha his wife, b. July 30, 1785. 
Samuel b. Oct. 15, 1786. Daniel b. Mch. 10, 1789. 
I Betsey of William Hutchinson and Lucy his wife, b. Mch. 31, 1780. 
^-: Hannah of James Carter and Hannah his wife, b. Jan. 29, 1789. 

Benjamin of Jonathan Danforth and Sary his wife, b. Aug. 30, 1789. 
^ Betty of Timothy Gray and Martha his wife, I). Mch. 4,^789. 
K,v William of Sanmel Biadford and Anna his wife, b. Dec. 24, 1788. 

Cate and Phehe of Elijah Beard and Phebe his wife, b. May 31, 1785. 
•■Elijah b. Mch. 29, 1787. Clarissai b. May 12, 1789. 
I Susannah of Calvin Stevens and E>ther his wife b. ]Mch. 4, 1789. 

Samuel of Ephraim Train and Rebecca his wife, b. July 21, 1781. 

Ephraim ]). Aug. 13, 1784. 

John of Elijah Fisk and Elizabeth his wife, b. Aug. 19, 1789. 

Lucretia of Josej)h Taggart and Lydia his wife, b. May 25, 1789. 

Samuel of John McClaiey and Rachel his wife, b. Mch. 20, 1781. 
Rachel b. Mch. 8, 1783. jenne b. Mch. 31, 1785. Rebekah b. April 
20, 1787. John b. May 9, 1789. ; 


Issacoflssac and Lucy Andrews, b. in Ipswich, Xov. 11, 1755. r 

Lucy b. in Concord, Sept. 7, 1757. Solomon b. in Concord, Apr. 1» | 

1759. Perkins b. in Concord, May 18, 1761. Asa b. in Concoi^b | 

June 11, 1764. ■■■"■■■"■'■ ^.^■:-^v.^.-:^<•>: ■,;; "^^v: - ^■:---•>;■^^.■^^■:-:^;:^^^^^^^ - i 

^ Eliplealet of Samuel and Anna Bradford, b. in Amherst, Jan. 2o. | 


William of John and Elizabeth McCalley, b. Apr. 6, 1769. 

^Slie (lied at the upper villagf^, Aug. l.slO, widow of Thomas Wil>on, prcat-grandmothor of B. F Hit 
ton of Houghton & Diitton, Boston. She made lier own bed until her centennial, and letaind l-^^ 
memory unimpaired to nearly tlie List. 



John of A -«a M ml Phehe Dreper, b. Se[)t. 27. 1771. Susannah b. 
July 26, 1773. 

William of" William and Lydia, b. in Sudbury, Sept. 16, 1762. 

Eunice of Isaac and Eunice Btddwiti, b. in LichHeld, Nov. f>, 1763. 

Abi of Oliver and IIep5?ibMh Wheler, !). in Acton, Pel). 12, 1775. 

Lois of Oliver and [lepsibah Wheler, b. in Acton, Sept. 4, 1776. 

Hannnh of Samuel and Hauiah Jones, b. in Wilmington, Jur»e 9, 
176;». Nehemiah b. Mch. 26, 1771. Rlioda b. Jan. 6, 1773. 

Ruth Burros of Rebeccah Jones, b. in Amherst, Feb. 8, 1770. 

Jabesli Swett of Xnucy Swett, b. Feb. 12, 1783. 

Joseph of James and P^lizabrth Kerr, b. Devifield, Feb. 22, 1780. 

Daniel of Daniel and Janet McNeal, b. in Davifield, Jan. 28, 1764. 

Ednae of George and Esther Little, b. in Killingsly, Fei). 14, 1782. 

Jonathan of Parker and Susannah Richardson, b. in Amherst, April 
23, 17t)0. 

' David of Xathnniel nnd Lvdia Parmenter, b. in Sudburv, Julv 19, 
1778. Jacob b. in Weston, Oct. 24, 1780. Lydia b. May 24, 1782. 

Nathan of Elijah and Elizabeth Fisk, b. Aug. 26, 1791. 

Betty of Elijah and Elizabeth Fiske, b. Oct^ 13, 1793. 
- Tanmeo of David and Sarah Livermore, b. Feb. 7, 1794. 

Sally of William and Mary Symonds, b. Mch 29, 1794. 

Cyrus of William and Sarah Taggart, b. Aug. 9, 1790. 

Henry of William and Sarah Taggard, 1). May 12, 1793. 

Aaron of Aaron and Mehitable Foster, b. Mch. 19, 1794. 

Nabby of Jacob and Mary Spaulding, b. ]\Ich. 14, 1794. 

Cyrus of William and Lucy Hutchinson, b. July 1, 1794. 

John of Joseph and Lydia Taggert, b. Mch. 6, 1794. 

Rhoda of Al)ial and Phebe Shattuck, b. Nov. 2, 1788. John b. Feb. 
25,1792. Abiel b. June 10, 1794. ^^^^^ .^ 

David of Daniel and Martha McNeal, b. ?klch. 31, 1794. 

Isaac of Solomon and Sarah Andrews, b. Feb. 15, 1789. 

David of David and Sarah Livermore, b. Apr. 30, 1788. Sally, b. 
Mch. 6, 1790. 

Parmela of Isaac, jr., and Rebacah Andrews, 1). ^lay 7, 1799. 

James of James and Mary Taggai't, b. July 14, 1789. 

Betey of Silas and Elizabeth Clark, b. July 14, 1790. 

Elizabeth of James and Elizabeth Kerr, b. Oct. 12, 1790. 

Hannah of Calvin and Esther Stevens, b. Feb. 1, 1791. 

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Becc:i of Josc[)li and Lyclia Tagi^^art, b. July 2, 1791. ; 

Polly of Al)i'nh:iin and IIepzil)ah Jones, h. Sept. 17, 1789. 6.v 

Lucy of Sol(»nion and Sarah Andrews, h. July 4, 1791. ; ; ; 

Lydia of James andlliimali Carter, b. Jan. 24, 1791. 
Moses of Asa and Matilda Barnes, b. Nov, 21, 1790. v 

Becca of John and Eliz;d)elh Datton, b. Feb- 4, 1792. 

■ llhoda of John and Susanna Ilartwell, b. Sept. 24, 1790. f : ■ ; 
eJames of John and A<i"nes Stinson, b. Auii*. 30, 1789. 

Hannah of Calvin and Esther Stevens, b. Feb. 1, 1791. ; .IH' 

Anna of Oliver and llepsibeth Wheeler, b. Aug. 20, 1790. ^ ^ \ 
Polly of Jacol) and Polly Spaulding, b. Apr. 21, 1792. ■ 

Daniel of Daniel and Martha McNeal, b. Mch. 24, 1792. 
Ezekiel of George and Estlier -Little, b. Nov. 6, 1783. 
Ales of George and Esther Little, b. iMch. 3, 1785. 
Hannah of Geoi-ge and Esther Little, b. Nov. 18, 1786. - 

John,b. Oct. 20, 1788. Shnbel, b. Aug. 25, 1790. 

■ Rebacah of Isaac, Jr., and Rebacah Andrews, b. Sept. 25, 1792. 
f Silas of John and Rachel McCleary, b. July 29, 1792. 

Tameson of Parker and Susainia Richardson, b. Aug. 31, 1792. 
David of Thaddens and Hannah Munroe, b. Aug. 6, 1787. Polly, 
b. May-3, 1789. ^- -.:^,,.;:--v-'^ ::■:■. 

Willianj of William and Lucy Hutchinson, b. Oct. 30, 1791. 
Patty-[)hips of John and Susanna Hartwell, b. Sept. 14, 1792. 
- Levi of Samuel and Ruth Pope, b. Sept. 7, 1790. Lydia, b. Mch. 

Sidl}' of Thaddeus and Hannah Munroe, b. Aug. 3, 1791. 
Betsey of Olivej- and He[)sibah Wheeler, b. July IG, 1793. 

■ Caty of Abraham and Hepsibah Jones, b. Feb. 19, 1792. 
Thomas Mowar of Enos and Elizabeth Towne, b. Feb. 25, 1784. 

Enos, b. June 20, 178(3. Bettey, b. Oct. 3, 1778. Seth, b. Sept. 8, 
1790. Polly, b. Jan. S, 1793. • ^^^^.^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^:^^ i : ^ ;; 

Polly of Samuel and Mary Bradford, b. Sept. 26, 1792. " 

Sarah of Nathaniel and Lydia Parmenter, b. Apr. 5, 1785. Susanna, 
b. Jan. 17, 1778. NathMuiel, b. Sept. 5, 1791. : 

Sally of Solomon and Sarah Andrews, b. Aug. 31, 1793. 

William of elohn and Elizabeth Gibson, b. Dec. 12, 1778. Rebebdi. 
b. Feb. 27, 1781. Daniel, b. Oct. 24, 1783. Samuel, b. Oct. 17, 
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i ■ Siiiiiuel of Nathaniel and IV'tscy S.ymonds, h. Oct. 17, 1793. 

; John of R<'V. Jona. and Abigail Barns, Dec. 30, 1786. Cyrus, b. 

: Jan. 14, 1789. Xabby, 1). May 1, 1791. Henry, b. June 28,1794. 

t ' • -« Abigail of Jonathan and Sarah Danforth, b. July 20, 1791, and de- 
parted this lite the day of the al>ove date. Francis, b. Feb. 28, 1793. 

[ Elizabeth, b. Dec. 15, 179 1. 

j - Sally of Neheniiah and Maiy Wilkins, b. Mch. 12, 1786, and de- 
parted this life Apr. 23, 1786. Isaac, b. Jan. 3, 1789. Soi)hia, b. 

1^' Dec. 20, 1790, and departed this life Dec. 18, 1793. Hannah, b. Jnly 

[ 11, 1792, and departed this life Mch. 20, 1793. Sophia b. Jan. 20, 

f' 1794. ^ ■ - -^ ■■■ - 

\ ^x^ Nehcnnah wilkins and Mary Bradford, both of hillborough, was niar- 

j lied October ^'^ 23, 1776. .._.-: 

r . Jesse Rolf and Janet tairirart, both of hillborouf^h maried Jenuary ^^ 

[, §, 1777. ■ ■ -■- --. -. . . ■....■.-...^...■.' :..;■:.■.._:. 

E Moses Nelson of Iwnrenbnrg in the Massachusetts state and betty 

[ Booth of Hillborough, ware mailed Jenuary ^^ 9, 1777. 
\ James Jones was Maried to Ann Cooledge, June the 11, 1778. Both 

\ of Hillborough. • :...■;■ . - 

I John McXiel and Lucy Andrews was Maried April the 26th, 1779. 

Bnth of Hillborouirh. - ' ' 

Moscs Ste(d of Hillborough and Abegill Good was Maried Feberway 
the ,:;■■;..■, 1779.^: ■ • .;.,.,.-.;..,. .. . ~ 

John Slied and sarah Sprage, Both of Billerica, was married in De- 
cend)er the 26th, 1778. v ,■ :, , 

Eliphelet Bradford & Sarah Wiley was maried to each other, August 
22d, 1781. 

:'-M.:^^>:-'^^-r.' --^ ''-:\'''::''--^'y'''''- ' '■ ■ DEATHS. ' ''" ^' ' " ''"'■^' ' : "' ' ■;■"■ 

Daniel Hutchinson, so'i of William Hutchinson and Lucy his Wife, 
Died Soptember ^^ 29, 1777. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson, Daughter to William Ilutcliinson and Lucy 
his wife, Died September >'^ 25, 1777. ^^^^. .3 t^ : 

J\/Edith Bradford Died Septemb3r 26, 1777, Dafter of Timothy^Brad- 
sJbrd and Edith his Wife.' ^ 

Hei)zibah Bradfor, Daughter of Timothy Biadford and Edith His 
Wit^, Died Decend)er 28, 1770. . : V— 

\/Stephen Bradford, son of Samuel Bradford and Anna his wife, Died 
Se[)tember -^ 8, 1777. ... • . 


■ .■""..•''-■ ■■ '■"■,■ 

Han null Bradford, Dau2:^ter of S;iin^^ Bradford and Anna his wife, 
. " Died September ^-MO, 1777. 

Mary Bradf«)rd, Daghtcr of Samuel Bradford and Anna Ids wife, 
Died September ^^ 13, 1777. 
^\^ . J(K<eph Bradford, i^on of Sam^^ Bradford and Anna liis wife. Died Oc- 
tober y« 6, 1777. -:■- .■■•-.- ■^^:2.^: -'••■■.■ -:.v. -..-:-. :-:..■.... ..yV-. :..-• 

the brave Cnpt. Isaac Pdadwin (Baldwin) was slain in the Battle of 
Bunker Hill, Jujie y« 17, 1775. 

Eunice, Daughter of Oliver Wheeler and Hepzil)ah his wife, Died 
,- May 27, 1786.^ •■ ^-..■;;,-.- 

Betty, Daughter of John Dutton and Elizabeth his wife, Died Sep- 
; tember 28, 1779. 

Sarah, Dau<:hter of Thaddeus ]Munroe and hannah his wife, died 
August 23, 1786. ^ ^: . 

Timothy, son of Timothy Gray and Martha his wife. Died February 
10th, 1782. ..-■ - :-■-■.■:,,• .w::.:/.:-;:--.\,. -::.'■..•.:;■■•-,.:.. 

Betty, Daughter of Timothy Gray and Martha his wife. Died June 
' 17th, 1788. 

Cyrus, son of William Hutchinson and Lucy his wife. Died October 
30th, 1778. ' 

^ ^ ■- Elizabeth, Daughter of William Hutchinson and Lucy his wife, Died 
Nov. 1, 1788. 

William, son of William Hutchinson and Lucy his wife, Died No- 
vember 4, 1788. ;,-..:.■.. .'■.■ :-:::/.yir,:-y:.:\:.\::-:,^^ 

Lucy Daughter of William Hutchinson and Lucy his wife. Died De- 

:' ■'■ cember 15, 1791. ■•i-;- ;-■' .-■■■'-':i:t .-v.::- -.-■,■ ._':'Vr'vr.rv:~'^'::yr-,r,/-: ' 

Esther Little, wife to George Little, Died Jany 14th, 1793. 
0:' Stirah Danforth, wife to Jonathjin Danforth, Departed this Life De- 
cember 18th, 1794. 

Lucy Hutchinson, wife to Wm. Hutchinson, Departed this Life 
' March 3d, 1798. .' -^^ ■■-.^■■-■^"v^fe'rv.r. :^:W::vr :--;•:■. ^^v ■■ ■ 

The name of the tow^i appears in the records for the first three yearn 
after its organization on 24 Nov., 1773, as Hillborough, but witliciit 
any action of the inhabitants in the premises, and, considering the state 
of the country in the spring of 1776, no likelihood of action by the leg- 
islature on a matter of local importance, the name was changed to Hills- 
borough. This conclusion of remise, it is proper to sa}-, is matter <'i 
inference, rather than the result of an exhaustive explanation ol tlio 
sulyect, and I may after all be in error. - 

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APRIL 30, 1757. 


Capt. Jona.Ayilliamson, 
Lt. Michael Seve, 
Ens. Thos. Williamson, 
Clerk, Wm. Cliford, 
Robert Lambert, 
Wm. Boy in ton, 
Sgt. Francis Gray, 
Samuel Trask, 
J> Simon Crosby. 

Corp. Riclhard Greenleaf, 
Jona. Williamson jr., 
Thomas Murphe, 
James Clark, " " '' v v 

Wm. Clark, ' '^^-^^^^^ ^^^ ; .r 
Benj. Avery,*-- — - " r 
Job Avery jr., 
Joseph Ilutchins,'^ 
Fargus Kenedy, 
Moses Gray, 

■ Abraham Preble, . , 

Wm. Jackson, 
Samuel Kincaid. 
Napthali Kincaid, 
James Foristal, 
John Tomson, 
Moses Tomson, 
John Blagdon, 
Charels Bhigdon, 
Sam' Silvester, 

Nath' Runlet, 
Ambros Colbee, - 
Robert Fos, •- -' 

John Groves, 
Josiah Bradbury, 
Josiah Bradbury jr., 
Nichodemus Place, 
Elisha Kenney, 
Samuel Ball,-^'-^' 
Sheribial Lambert, 
Richard Holbrook, 
Wm. Seve, 
Joshua Silvester, 
David Dan forth, 
Sam' Williamson, 
Solomon Backer, 
Jonas Jones, 
Joseph Taylor, 
Jacob Metcalf , 
Caleb Boyinton, 
William Boyinton jr., 
Jona. Blackledge,-=-* 
John Chapman, 
Jos. Young jr., 
Isaac Roundy, 
Joshua Young, 
Thomas Y'oung, 
John Perce, 
Joseph Duker, 



John Duker, 
Elisha Nevers, 
Ja1)CZ Nevers, 
Dan LinckoiK 
Averey Hart, 
John O'Neal, 
Abraham Evins, 
Joseph AVhittain, 
Timothy Diiutou, 
John DimtOD, 
Joseph Dimton, 
Lemuel Norton, 
Eben^ Gray, 
John Gatchil, 
Dan' Mac Keniiey, 
David 3 lac Kenney, 
John Mac Kenney, 
Ephraim Grant, 
Andrew Grant, 
AVilliam Hilton, 
Moses Hillon, 
Joseph Hilton, 
Solomon AValker, 
Eliiah Grant, 
Joseph Greenlief, 
James Savage, 


Benj. Hilton, : 
John Rowell, 
Simon Slooman, 
Henry Slooman, 
Thomas Slooman, 
Aron Abbitt, . 

John Rowell jr, 
Sam' Greenlief, 
Israel Honewel, . 
John Honewel, 
Wm. Hodge, 
James Hodge, 

- John Leman, 

' Eben"^ Gove, \ 
Nathan Gove, 
David Trask, 
Thos. Trask, 
Joseph Trask, 
John Gray, 
Edmond Colbee, 
John Cunningham, 
Rnglas Colbee, 
Robert Cotherin, 
Wm. Cotherin, ,: 
James Moor, y.' 

, *'In the above list there are 15 men upwards of 50 years, lame and ucnr- 
sighted. ,,;•,:.■.■• -„:■'■■;■•:■:■ ....^- .■ 

: Comation Officers and men, upwards of 60 ; viz., James Grant, AYm. Grove^. 
John Dnker, Job Aver}^, Joseph Yonng, Samuel Chapman, Henry Perrj',"^- 

The above is a tnie list of every man in the District of AViscasset, Mouuswti:. 
Jeremy, Squam Island, and Sheepscott without Newcastle line." 

FoZ. 95, /o. 336. . . - - - 


BETHEL, MAINE. 1801-1813. 


1801, Apr. 20, Ainos Bean and Miss FJulda Kimbail both of Bethel. 

4 ^, July 20, Philemon Chandler and IMiss Ascneth Case both of Coxford. 
• K /; Aug. IG, Kobeit Leavitt and INIiss Sall}^ Bi'own both of Bethel. . 

Sept. 13, Mieael Connor and Miss Eunice Cummings both of Peabody's 

. ;,,v:v;:;^^^--':.-;v:'y ■: v:\ Patent. ;-.••:::-:■...-.•■•- 

Nov. 8, Jonathan Powers of Bethel and Miss Lucy Bartlett of Sunday 

';:■;■;.-■'■■■--•■■■ -■ ■■■ . Piver. ■::.;..:- ■ .■--./■ :■•.. o::. ■.> ..:, 

; . ■ Nov. 26, Holten Abbott and Miss Polly Ferringtou both of East 
" ' Andover. 

1802, Jan. 18, Lieut. Silvnnus Poor and Miss Mary Merrell botli of East 

>- INfay 3. Ezra Twitchell, Jr., and Miss Betsy Coftln both of Bethel. 
Mjiv 3, Daniel Bean of Rninfoid and Miss Polly A^er of Bethel. 
May 10, William Burke and Miss Susannah Bean both of Betliel. 
Aug. 23, Jonas Hastings of Bethel and Miss Ap[>hia Baker of Fishers- 

..;::^V.';:-..:,v::.-X;-. field. :. . ' /■ :. ^ ■ -^ - r ,A:.-^-■ ., , ■ " ■...■•■ . 

Sept. 3, Ezekiel Evans of Shelbnrne and Miss Betsy Stearns of Fox- 

Oct. 4, Peter AVari'en of Watei'boi'ough and INIiss Ruth Coffin of Bethel. 
Oct. 4, Willitnn Belnap and Miss Elizabeth Baikerboth of Bethel. 
Nov. 1, Luther Bean and Miss Lydia Kimball both of Bethel. 
Nov. 1, Benjamin Beau and Miss Priscilla Peabody both of Bethel. 
Nov. 28, Ephraim Colby of Rumford and Miss Burny Baitlett of Bethel. 
Dec. 19, James Walker and Miss Abigail Chapman both of Betiiel. 

1803, Jan. 3, Samuel Messer of Peabo ly's Patent and Miss Charlotte Ben- 
.:. cnett of Shelbnrne. ..' -.y ^.'■.■■-^^■./•■■\-s:-r^:- .:\.'- r..^ \- ■:"''::■.: 

Jan. 30, Henry Goodenough of Bethel and Miss Nancy Jackson of 
■ ''^'-■-'^^■■■■" Sundav River. ■ :■" "' ■ ' 

Apr. 4, Samuel "W^heler and Miss Lydia Austin both of Peabody's Patent. 
May 16, Daniel Grout and INIrss Polly Russell both of Bethel. 
May 23, John Hibbard and Miss Hannah Wight both of Sunday River. 


June 13, Snmiiel Kilooreof Bostwick and IVIiss Sally Haslino:s of Bet'it I 
June 27, Jaines Swan, 3d of Betiiel and Miss Percis Eanies of Bostwiek". 
Aug. 1, Mica!) jMuinoe of Bethel and Miss Sally Deane of Little Uiv»r. 
Aug 1, Roger IMerrill of Topsiiam and JNFiss Srjlly Freeland of Hetlicl. 
Aug. 8, Isaac Adams and Miss Olive Wight both of Poabody's Patent. 
Sept. 12, Jesse Cioss and Miss Lydia Twitchell both of Bethel. 
Oct. 3. Daniel CofKn and Miss Juda Barker both of Btthel. 
Oct. 24, Ingails Bragg of East Andover and Miss Dorotha Russell of 

'''' ■'■■'" ^ Bethel. ' . /-^-^ W-^'^ ■ 

Oct. 31, Jedadiah Burbank of Peabody's Patent and ISIiss Esther Chuk 

of Bethel. 
Kov. 7, Joshua Roberts and Miss Sally Powers both of Bethel. 
Nov. 14, Capt. Jolm Swan and Miss Polly Eames both of Bethel. 
Nov. 14, David F'osterof Bostwick and Miss Rntli Kin<lale of Bethel. 
' Deo. 12, Chandlei- Russell and Miss Betsy Duston both of Bethel. 

1804, Feb. 27, Joseph Twitciiell and Miss Mary Abbot both of Bethel. 

■ Mar. 12, Thomas Gieen, Jr., and Miss Lydia Evens both of ShelburtK-. 
7:': Apr. 29, Nathaniel Tiip and Miss LN'dia Ellinwood both of Belliel. • , 
■ : Ma3' 22, Andrew Stow and Miss Olive Jackson both of Bostwick. 

June 11, Eliphaz Chapn^an, Jr., of Bethel and Miss Saloma Buruhnra 
; "r ofBridgton. 

;; June 23, Leonard Russell and Miss Betsy Eanies both of Bethel. 
< { - Aug. 6, George AY. Chapman and Miss Polly Greenwood both of Betlul 
'['■'C'-}-: Aug. 13, Ebeiiezer Bean and Miss Eunice Kindale both of Bethel. 

r :; Sept. 1 1, Joseph Leavitt and both of Bethel. 

I • Nov. 19, Jonathan Evens, Jr., and Miss INlary Gary both of Shellunn^. 
Nov. 19, Isaac Spofford ofBvtliel and Miss Nancy Fish of New Ipswieu, 

■;"-0\..---^^.-- -^--^^ N. H. r. ■:^.----- ■■ ■;-' :- \:.-;;r-^- ■;.■.,..■... 

tv';; Nov. 26, Abraham Russell of Bethel and Miss Molly Marston of M-*- 
T:f:-:-'''^/''''''~''' tiiuen. ■ • -" • /Z 

"' '' Nov. 30, Winchester Maycumber Jay and Miss Polly Stearns. 

1805, Feb. 20, P^IIiot Powers and Miss Ruth Powers both of Bethel. 

Feb. 25, Oeorge W. Wheeler of Concord and Miss Fanny Bartlott t-^f 

'''''^\Wh'F---:::y.^. BctllCl . . . 

^^;; Aug. 15, Doct. James Ayer and Miss Thirza Mason both of Bethel. 
. ;: June 2, Jacob Dalrini[)le and Miss Sally Grover both of Betiiel. 
^^f:- Oct. 15, Amos Hastings, Jr., of Bethel and Miss Deborah IlowaiJ '>^ 
" .^:i-;'?''; ;;■■;■ ;■;■;>.:"■ ,. Fryeburg. "•■■-; ,_.■•-:■ ; ■ ■• ,-. 

*K Nov. 25, Josiah Stearns of Bethel and Miss Eliza Wight of Gilt:^'^- 

1806, Feb. 3, Joses Gage of Raymond and Miss Susannah Hastings ol i>etJ'«^' 
' ' Apr. 7, Ilezekiah Andrews and ]Miss Pliebe Kimball both of Betli< ;• 

Aug. 7, Gideon Powers, Jr., and Miss Ap[)hia Russell both of Btti.f*- 


Nov. 26, P^phraim Roe of Paris and Miss Levina York of Bethel. 

1807, Jan. 5, Jeremiah Jewet of Rowley and Miss Sarah Barker of Bethel. 
;; Jan. 28, David Smith of Newry and Miss Hannah Brown of Bi'lhel. 

Mar. 2, Timothy Chapman and Miss Betsy Barker both of Betiiel. 
^: ' Mar. 2, Hezekiah Faries of Hebron and Miss Sarah Gieenwood of 
■ ■]i Bethel. 

Dec. 29, Peter AYalker and Miss Abigail Swan lotii of Bethel. 

1808, Mar. 18, Otis Grover and INIiss Dalrimple both of Bethel. 
, V July 4, Samuel Robinson and Sally Clark both of Bethel. 

j^ Oct. 31, Abel Gossom of Bethel and Miss Sally Knight of Norwa}'. 

4 Nov. 13, Jonas Willis and Miss Charlotte Bartlett both of Bethel. 

, : Nov. 23, Jonathan Smith of Newr^^ and Miss L3'dia Brown of Bethel. 
" Dec. 1, Thomas Jackman and Tryphena Clemens. 
Dec. 31, Ebenezor Greenwood and Miss Salome Howe. 

1809, May 1, Israel Linnel and Miss Desire York both of Bethel. 

June 21, Silvanns Porter of No. Yarmouth and Miss Silvia Bartlett of 

Nov. 29, Kphraini I'owers and Miss Olive Kimball both of Bethel. 

1810, Jan. 3, Foxwell Swan of Bethel and Miss Mary Swan of Ramond's 
'\":-:i:;< :■'";■::' Grant. ■■^--^.■, .;^ .-■■: 

: Feb. 1, James Hodsdon of Ramford and Miss Esther Bartlett of Bethel. 
: Feb. 21, Thomas Fletcher and Miss Lneinda Hastings both of Bethel. 
:, ;;^Mar. 31, AYilliam Andrews and Miss l^etsy Andrews both of Bethel 

June 5, P^Iijah Bartlett of Bethel and Miss Nancy Graham of Rumford. 

"' * July 16, Timothy Hastings and Miss Hannah Bean both of Bethel. 

Ju'y IG, John Mills and Miss Aseneth Cummings both of Bethel. 

> : July 19, Silvanns Jackson of Paris and Miss Clarissa Bartlett of Bethel. 

, _ J11I3' 23, P^dmund Chapman of Bethel and Miss Hitty Gould of Sutton. 

i? .;;J^^ July 23, Caleb Hearsey of Bethel and Miss Clarissa Johnson of VVater- 

•':':i;^:'-^W-'-<^'^-^:. ■::'.■ ■; ford. ■■ . . - • 

^^^^^^^^^: '• A 23, James Walker, esq., of Bethel and Miss Patty H. Ingalls of 
-; ; Shelburne. -^ ;- ■v ' • 

Nov. 28, Joseph Coffin and INIiss Hannah Grover both of Bethel. 

1811, Jan. 23, William Estes and Miss Sally Bartlett both of Bc^thel. 

^^--- Feb. 25, Jonathan Peabody of Gilead and Miss Elizabeth Coffin of 

Mar. 2, Benj* Blake of Bethel and Miss Nancy Ripley of Rumford. 
Mar. 2, Joel Willson and Miss Hannah York both of 15ethel. 
-Mar. 1, Cli How of Rumford and Miss Salome Andrews of Bethel. 
May 9, William Swan and Miss Betsy How both of Bethel. 
May 15, Bezaliel Kendale and Miss Anna Bean both of Bethel. 
Sept. 1, Thomas Harding of Pejepscot and Miss Deborah Mdls of Bethel. 


■FY-' .' 

Nov. 20, Hamon Holt and Miss Sally Diistoii both of Bethel.. 
1812, Jan. 12, Abel Ilebbanl ofEast Andover and Miss Julia Eimes of Bethel. 
Feb. 9, Isaac Stearns and Miss Anna Wight bolh of Bethel. 
■ Feb. 11, James Grover, Jun., of Bethel and Miss Sally Brooks of 

- Mar. 2, Kliliu Kiilgore and IMiss Sally York both of Bethel. 
Mar. 2, Moses Kimball and Miss Mary Bean both of Bethel. 
May 18, Alpheus Swan and Miss Nancy Brown both of Bethel. 
"^ IShiy 31, Thomas Howard, Jr., of Howard's Grant and Miss L'As York 

• ■■v:;-.:v^. , ■■ of Bethel. - —--:■■■--:.;:..■;;■■",■-..■ -^ '■;•■■■: ■ 

:Vl June 26, William Carpenter and Miss Nancy Blake both of Bellicl 
.'> ;■ June 26, Eleazar Twltchell and Miss L^'dia Mason both of Bethel. 
:§':;:- Jnl}' — , Benjamin Annas and Miss Hannah Farwell both of Bet!iel 

Aug. 29, Edward Richardson of Bethel and Miss Charlotte Ellis of 
5'" Sutton. 

Nov. 5, Josiah Smith of Newry and Miss Lucy Bean of Bethel. 
Nov. 26, Barber Bartlett and Miss Julia Twitched both of Bethel. 
1813, Feb. 20, John Kimball of Pembroke and Miss Lucinda TwiLchell of 

-'.;■; -;;■..-; : Bctliel. •,■ 

: • Feb. 26, Jesse Smith of Newry and Miss Betsy Frost of Bethel. 
. ;: Feb. 25, John Copeland of Mercer and Miss Nelly Eames of Bethel. 

Mar. 21, Selvans Jacson of Pearis and Mrs. Barsheba Bartlett of Betiiel 
., May 3, Dea. Samuel Bearker and the wids. Abigail Blanchard bolh vi 
:;-^.:;%r.-- Bethel. 

■■4::^-^' May 4, Edmon bean and Mrs. Eamy kimbel both of Bethel. 

June 9, Samuel Roberson of Bethel and Mrs. Eliza huntter of RumforJ. 
"~ Sept. 27, Joashua Bean and Mrs. betsy Bartlett both of Bethel. 

Oct. 2, Joseph Wheler and Mrs. Olive Gage both of Bethel. 
Oct. 14, Ebnezear Bartlett and Mrs. IaIs Powers both of Bethel. 
^ Oct. 18, thade twitchel and Mrs. Suke Barker both of Bethel. 
:■ \ Dec. 6, William farwell and Mrs. mary Pastes both of Bethel. 
1814, Feb, 16, Elie Bartleet of Bethel and Mrs. Eliza Adams of Rumford. 


■ . ■ ^...v-^ ., .( 


. Muster roll of Alarm Company in Dauvers, commanded by Capt. 
Edmund Putnam who marched in defence of the country, 19th April, 

1775. :;1',-!':^^:-v^^^^^ ' ^ ' '—' ■ - '■ ^'■■'-■■''' ^■■■-■■, - ;;^^'; ■ . 

'•■ '^^•^■■' '' ■ ■ • Edmund Putnam, J Captain. 
Benjamin Balch, Lieutenant. Tanant Putnam, Easing, 


Benjamin Putnam* 
Benjamin Porter* 

John Nichols 
Archelaus Dale 
Archelaus Rea 
John Sheldon 
Sam Andrews 


Sam Clarke* 
Joseph Jachsoii 

Patrick CarreU 
Aaron Putnam* 
Nathl Webb 
Benj. Porter, jr* 
Wm. Hilbord 

* Marched 30 mile« t Marched 36 miles t This company with the exceptions noted above 

marched 40 miles, and and with the exception of Benjamin and Aaron Putnam are credited with two 
days service. The two ai)0ve excepted, one days service. .:.... ... 

A muster roll of the men who marched under the command of Ca^U. 
Asa Prince on ye 19th April 1775, in defence of j'e country. 

' ^ ;. :• v., Asa Prince, Captain. :■■;>" 

Ezra Putnam,* Lieutenant. Jeremiah Hutchinson, Easigiu ; ,. 

Elijah Wilkins. ; ; • 

Moses Prince 

Benj. Gaidner* 
Arch. Bachelor* 
Ezkiel Cooper 
Benj. Peabody 


Benj Gilford - 

Israel Putnam 

Samuel Whipple 

Wm. Berry 

Saml Wiot 

Amos Dwinnell 

Levi Howard 

John White 

Joshua Wiot 

Asa Brown 

Israel Curtis jr 

James Johnson 

Peter Porter 

Note. These men with tlie e 
marched 55 miles. The company 
also marched 55 miles. 

Joseph Putnam 
Aquilla Wilkins 

Abr Dempsey 
Phineas Putnam J 
Andrew Oray 
James Buxton. : 
Stephen Nichols, jr 
Enos Wilkins 
Archl Kinney 
Richard Thomas 
John Flint, jr 
John Puller 
Francis Peabody 
John Wright 

xception of the last nine, marched 50 miles. The nine excepted 
is credited with two days service. Those stan-ed amon^ the officers 


In addition to the above the following names are scratched off tlie roll ; 
Andrew Elliot, Joseph Nichols, Stephen Nichols, jr. 

. , (221) • :: 

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V - " ' -• (.Continued from page 196.) --r.:'-.^.:,:-.' \ 

_ ^, III her will, dated 22 January, 1604, she directs that she shall "In 
' buried in the churchyard of Warmington," and mentions : John Pci k- 
■ -ins "my son," Eichard "my son," under 20. Alee "my daughter" aii! 
; - her three children under sixteen. Thomas Perkins, executor. 
i.: Anthony Petepher. Henry Eadcoke, witnesses, 
i vThe inventory, dated 23 July, 1G05, was taken by : Henry PerkiiiN 
■■vWilliam Coleman. .; ■\:'.\.. ■[/:::...■■::.: /:J:i.^\: 

y ;■ Amount £5. 10s. Od. 

-/; Proved at Lichfield, 26 July, 1605, by Thomas Perkins the son. 

-^^-^^^-^^-^- - . ■ : .%^ — Lichfield Reo^istry, 

. '^^v ■;-■■■:-_■:■:- ^vi^ Act Book No. 10, Page 176. 

1607-8 Thomas Perkixs the elder of Warmington, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 5 August, 1607, he directs that he shall "be hiiiiv i 
/ in the churchyard of Warmington," and mentions : Leonard Perki: » 
C: "ray son," Alice Perkins "my wife," executrix. Henry Perkins "inv 
j^^:- son," Thomas Perkins "the son of Henry Perkins." Agnes Boote in.; 
> ^her two boys. Mary Perkins, Judith Perkins, "children of my ?<-^ 
■""Henry.".:,- /r.'':^-;:-:. - •■•..-;;./-■'.■■.■-■;-.. 

Henry Cowper, .William Elckington, overseers. Anthony Pettiplu'"' 
witness. ■'■■■-'■■:■'' ..^.^■\..:; ^■•■-■•^^v:■.:.^ ■-:,,,. y.v ■:^.:v,::; ;^^^^^ 

The inventory, dated 14 October, 1607, was taken by: Wiil'-'^^ 
' Colman, Henry Perkins the elder, Thomas Perkins the younger. 
,, .,^ , Amount£76. 13s. Od. 

-V' Proved at Lichfield, 6 February, 1607-8, by Alice the relict. 

- _ , . , " ,, ■ — Lichfield Registry, 

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1708 Leonard Parkins of the parish of Warmington in the county 
of Warwick. 

He left a will, hut it is missing. From the Act Book it appears it 
was proved at Lichfield, 31 May, 1G08, hy (the name is illegible), the 
mother-in-law of deceased, the executor. 

,;'.V' j-4l--^'./'v.. •-^^■'^■';-'s;'i; :/■'-■ -, ;^;V--t'.^^^-v"--v-^v;r'--;;-,-/;;:^' — Liclifiold Registry, 
''':.2'^§MM^^ 11, Page 47. 

1648 Thomas Perkins, Junior, of Warmington in the county of 
Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 20 April, 1617, he directs that he shiU "he huried 
in Warmington churchyard," and mentions: Thomas Pt-rkins "my el- 
dest son" John Perkins "my son," under 21, Richard Perkins "my 
son," under 21, Elizabeth Perkins "my mother," John Perkins "my 
brother," Mary Perkins "my sister," Frances Perkins "my sister," "my 
sister Margeries two sons that she now hath," "my sister" Marryan, 
*'my sister" Margaret," Mary Perkins "my wife," executrix. 
. Overseers, Richard Chiridge of Warmington, yeoman, John Peikins 
of Warwick, "my brother." Thomas Gascoigne, Matthew Plant, An- 
drew Hall, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 26 October, 1647, was taken by: Anthony 
Pettifer, Richard Claridge, Thomas Plant, Thomas Bennett. 
■ > \ ;ir , ; Amount £94. lis. 2d. ^.■. ,.■ '::,:^' ■:■■■■ :ff' 

Proved at Lichfield, 9 August, 1648, by the execurtix. 

• ' , — Lichfield Rcijistry, 

Act Book No. , Page 

3 1541 John Perkins of Salford, Warwickshire. ; 

"In his will he mentions: Son William, son Nicholas. - 

Leaves doublets, buckles, swords, etc., to the above named sons. 

— Worcester Registry, 
No. 36. 

1560 William Perkins of Salford, Warwickshire. 

He was the son of John Perkins of Salford who died in 1541. 

His will, probably, was not examined. 

— Worcester Rt'gibtiy, 
-. ^ V - No. 22. 


1566 Nicholas Perkins of Salford, Warwickshire. 

He was the son of John Perkins of Salford who died in 1541. 

His will, probably, was not examined. 

■" — "Worcester Registry. 

"" " ' ' ^ ■ ' ' " , No. 56, - ■; 

■^ 1566 Alice Pkrkins of Salford, Warwickshire. ''U-'-^y^'-'--^ 
Her will, probably, was not examined. 

,, ,„ . V : — Worcester Reofistry. 

.>-^^J;^.;"|,;S|||^;;|/^ S'^' No. 110 (or 118). . 

1559-60 William Perkyns of Clifton, county of Warwick, labour- 
er. . ::v:: • ./..:.■ ■. ■ /" :- ■ . v';^ . -^ ■ ■ . - 
. In his will, dated 12 November, 1559, he directs that he shall "he 
buried in the churchyard of Clifton," and mentions : William "my son," 
Jone "my wife," executrix. Jone "my daughter," Thomas Mawbe. 

Richard Barford, John Penchebek, overseers. Witnesses, Sir Rich- 
ard Cowpcr, vicar of Clifton, William Payne. 

The inventory, dated 16 December, 1559, was taken by: William 
Edwards, appraisor. -•^^"'■•- ■■.,/'■.■/ J:■:■'■^■"r''^:;>■■5■ -.:::--^-':^^^^^^^^ ' " \'- '■ ' 

Amount£27. 8s. 8d. - : .\ . 

Proved at Lichtield, 2Q February, 1559/60, by Joan the relict. 

— Lichfield Resistrv, 
' ■ ' - Act Book No. 5, Page 185. 

1633 AVilliam Perkins of Clifton in the county of "Warwick, yeo- 

In his will (not dated) he mentions : "my wife" Agnes Perkins, ''my 
son" John Perkins. '^V/^W^'-- ■ i; •'- ^Vr\:,^/:;^^ ■. 

|g Witness, Richard Lea. ^ . • : i.= > - 

The inventory, dated 8 Jidy, 1633, was taken by; William Batc- 
man, Richard Lea, John Bateman, John Andrews. 
.;-. --.v:;;/\,-- -•■--: Ain()unt £102. 6s. Od. ■ ■•- ■■^;- . . ■■:.:--"-^'' ^'-^ 'v:"^^?•^^V^:■■- 
Proved at Lichfield, 16 July, 1633, by Agnes Perkins, widows the 
relict and John Perkins the son. ' 

;«. ; , ; . * I ^ — Lichfield Re^jistry, 

Act Book No. , Page . 

'i-'-t, -1^-' ■■■-':■' -^ '■.:■■.■•'.«■'■•.'■■; J'"' '''■:■ '' ■ ''■■'■ .''. ' ■,■••■•'' . 

1607 Richard Perkins of Hill, parish of Leamington Hastings, in 
the county of Warwick. ^ ' , / . i 


' ' ■' ■'■■■■■ 

In his Avill, dated "the ninetieth day of June in the year of our Lordc 

Christe one thousand six hundn d and ," he mentions ; "my thrvc 

children in lawe." ^lary Perkins "my daughter," under 21. Willi;ini 
Perkins "my son," under 21. Jone "my wife," executrix, "my 
close and one half yard land (lease)" Thomas Abolte"my son in lawe" 
and his mother. Robert AI>otte brother of said Thom is Abotte. Ani^e 
Abotte sister of said Thomas Abotte. John Grisburne, Richard Teste, 
widow Greene, William Miles. ^ 

Matthew^ Iliilme, Humphrey Davies, Edw^ard Perkins, overseers. 

i iv The inventory, dated day of , 1607, was taken by : Henry 

Blisse, Kobert Millwa}', husbandman, appraisors. 

■.:^-.:-:y::-H.: _. .■ .. Amount £83. 14s. 9d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 17 October, 1607, by Joan the relict and the 
tuition provided for of Mary and William Perkins the children, minors. 
,■ .- ^ , — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 11, Page 22. 

1608 Joan Perkins of Hill, parish of Leamington Hastings, widow. 

In her will, dated 14 December, 1607, she mentions: i\Iai-y Perkin- 
"my danghter," AYilliam Perkins "my son." Thomas Abot, Robert 
Abot, Anis Abot, "my three children by my first husband." "neither 
the house barns ground flowers honelis nor dores joysts windowo> 
glasse nor wyndo le^^ds be removed." - ' '\: /■■-'''■' ''-'u-.-^' '■'■■..■/' ■■■ 

Thomas Garret, Richard Roberts, neighbors. Thomas Abot "my 
son," executor. AYyIliam Bull, Robert Bull, overseers. ^fatliew 
Hulme, Hnmphrey Davies, Thomas Garret, John Johnson, Willi-un 
Johnson, witnesses. - ^ 

The inventory, dated 16 December, 1607, was taken by ; Robert 
Mylwaye, appraiser, and it amounted to £34. 17s. 7d. 
, Proved at Lichfield, 21 January, 1607-8, by Thomas Abot. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
' . ActBookNo. 11, Page 28, 

^ - -^^ — * ■■ ^. . 

1614 Eichard Perkins of Hill, parish of Leamington Haslint:^, 
husbandman. ■ ■■c^,'^'>- --■■>■:■ .-:V;v-.v;:-v.v -'^^..---v^vv 

''^^" Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfii^KU ^» 
August, 1614, to William Perkins the son. 

The inventcny, dated 14 October, 1614, was token by: Matht^^v 
Hulme, Thomas \A^ilford, William Yate, appraisors. 

> i <„ Amount £5. Os. Od. - " - 

4:::: . -/: . , — Lichfield Registry, 

''S^M':,.:!::^.^^^^ Act Book No. 12, Pago ^^S. 

v.y ^v^;^ (To he continued.) 


About the Mohawk Valley cluster many romantic and tragic stories 
of the Revolution. There maraudiu": bands rav^ag^ed and murdered 
without stint. Fort Hunter with other places of similar size on that 
fi'onlier suffered. r.^^- / . . r 

Fort Hunter, built early in the 18th Century, is at the junction of the 
Mohawk and Schoharie Creek. Governor Hunter contracted for its 
erection Oct. 11, 1711, and the contract called for a fort 150 ft. square^ 
with a wall 12 ft. high, constructed of logs a foot square and pinned to- 
gether at ilie coriiei's. \Yithiu this enclosure were to be a two story 
block-house with double loop-holes, and a chapel 21 ft. square and one 
story high. This entire w^ork was to cost not more than £1000 and 
was to be finished by July, 1712. 

The chapel was built entirely of stone and, in consequence of being 
furuishcd at the exponso of Qieen Anne, was named for her. 

Dr. Thomas Barclay was the first missionary coming from Albany 
and had been sent out by the English society "for propagating the gospel 
in foreign parts." He was afterward settled in New York and died 
there. A parsonage was built, a quaint two story stone building, to 
which was attached a farm of some three hundred acres, wdiich finally 
was sold and the proceeds in part were used to erect an Episcopal chapel 
at Port Jackson. During the Revolution the remains of Fort Hunter 
were torn down and about the chapel a heavy palisade erected, with 
blockhouses in the corners. The chapel during a part of the war was 
used by the Oneidas as a garrison. 

In 1820, the chapel was torn down and now the Erie canal passes 
directly over its former site. The ancient bell so often tolled to call the 
Mohawks and other communicants to service, was secured, in 179(3, for 
the use of the Johubtown Academy. The chapel contained one of the 
earliest oi'gans in this part of the country. The parsonage is t?till stan- 
ding and is perhaps the oldest structure in the Mohawk valley west of Sch- 
enectady. It is 25 ft. by 35 ft. . ■ - ^ : - 

. ■ ■ -a ;=.-:: ,^;:,g,:,:,»&-:-!;.;:-^^ V. p. , 



July, 1741. North Yarmouth pro[)rietors, hy tlieiragent Ammi Ruh.*i- 
muh Cutler, represent, in answer to a petitiunof Merriconeag people to 
be set off to Brunswick in May, 1740, that of the 23 siirners but nine 
reside there, and that the others live on the Province lands and on Sebas- 
codegan Ishmd. ;. 

^ That the lines of North Yarmouth and Brunswick are in some places 
two miles apart, but that the petitioners ask that all of the Neck be an- 
nexed to Brunswick. They farther state that but 3 or 4 families live 
on Sebascodegan. 

That as soon as the population warrants a separate parish will be 
established. AYlieeler says the Parish was already established but from 
the above paper this seems to be an error. Instead of 23 signers to the 
petition there were 26 or 27. 

1741. The inhabitants of Small Point ask to be set off to Geor2:etown 
on Arrowsic Island as they are 46 miles from North Yarmouth meeting 
house by land, and 20 by water. . v > . ^ j 

t :v; Fbenezer Heall or Hull, 
Joseph Anderson 
John Giles 
David Thomas 
Samuel VYelles 

<i-::y*i:::-;::...-',:^.::ir.:.--:^,..z-:ry Thomas Day 

Their petition granted 5 Aug., 1741. 

Daniel Green 
William Thomas 
John Pearce 
William Campbell 
Wiscah Day 

Sir Edmond Andros, 6 Sept., 1679, at "Sacitchock" grants a town>hip 
upon the application of John Verin, on southern end of "Roucake Island'' 
(as several families have been driven from habitations on this river and 
parts adjacent by the Indian wars, and there being now resident upon 
this small fishing island of Sacithocke, sixty persons) to John Kyford, 


Lawrence Dennis, John Buttry, Thomas Parker, John Cock, John Par- 
ker, William Bickford, David Suer, James Twisdale, William B.iker, 
Henry Combes, Hosa Malat, John Vercn, Andrew Bickford, John 
Breme, John Conic, Edward Weber, fTames Veren, John Cock, jr., 
Francis Loud, William Hoones, John Rely, John Bishipe, Lawrence 
Bickfbrd, Jasper Miller, John Moulton. 

' For^the first year Ryford was to be constable, Dennis, Buttry, Thomas 
Parker and John Cock, overseers. 

; In 168G, several English families resident upon Eleutheria, one of 
the Bahama Islands, having suffered at the hands of the Spaniards, an 
attempt was made to settle some of them in Maine, east of Brunswick. 
Nicholas Davis, Nathaniel Sanders, John Alberry, and Daniel San- 
ders, in behalf of selves and families and the rest of the company, having 
agreed with Richard Wharton, Simeon Stoddard, Jeremiah Dummer, 
and Major Gidney (of Salem) to settle a plantation on Casco Bay, ask 
for present relief. 


.i,,;^,;:v.,/^: ,■■■•■ ,,-.;..:. 1785-1794. ^^: 



The maninges recorded in the Cenlinel were of three kinds : those 
of well-to-do persons, useful to the genealogist because the\' give in 
many cases the actual day of the marringe as w^ell as the name of the 
bride's father and his residence ; those of celebrities, like General Gates, 
and members of the Washington family, sometimes communicated by 
travellers, and often inaccurate; those of eccentric people, usually 


The date given here is always that of the paper. The marriage may 
have taken place a day or a month previous to the insertion of the no- 
tice. Sometimes the date may be found by reckoning back from the 
day on which the pa})er was issued to the day of the week on which the 
marriage took place, if the day is given. W. in the following records 
stands for Wednesday and S. for Saturday. "In this town" refers to 
Boston, Mass. - v . 

The third class of notices illustrates one side of the old time Xew 
England life, a love of the grotesque and the unusual. The space now 
devoted to sensational trirds was tilled one hundred years ago, with ac- 
counts of people of great age nnd the number of their living descend- 
ants, of marriages of curious characters, of deaths by loathsome diseases, 
and of the ingenious punishments inflicted on unlucky criminals. 

The unusual number of pi-inters noticed shows the fraternal feeling 
which has always characterized the press. -:■.'-■-':/''-■ ■.■^'':---s-^'''r::-.,:. }. 

I have taken no lil)erties with proper names, except misprints of the 
most familiar given names. It should be borne in mind that names were 
as a rule printed in small caps, and the confusion of letters like e and 
N and L is conunon. ; 

Without the kindly assistance of those connected with Bates Hall, in 
the Boston Public Library, I could not, with my slight leisure, have 

found time for the undertaking. 



Abbot, Anna, m. Knot Martin, 3cl. ' . "^ '-^ .. 

Abbot, Patty, m. Joseph Jenks. 

A!)bot, Solomon, at Andover, Mr. S. A. to ^liss Lucy Fry. (S July 

; 12, 1704.) ■ : . .; .; 

Ahell, Hannah, m. Wheeler Coit. 

Aboin, Polly, m. Capt. Thomas Hollis Cond}'. 

Adams, Elijah, Mr. E. A. to Miss Judith Townsend, of this town, 

(S. Oct. 24, 1789.) V , ; . vv ^ :- ?--■ ■;--:?■.-:-...;., 
Adams, John, Mr. J. A. to ]\Iiss Fanny Cowing. (S. Oct. 11, 1788.) 
Adams, Joseph, iSIr. J. A. of Litchlield, to Miss Deborah Marsh, of 

that place. (S. Feb. 18, 1792.) 
Adams, JMary, m. John Bright. • ■ . _ , 

Adams, Marv, m. Hon. Geors^o Taylor Oilman. 
Adams, Nanc}^, m. Nathaniel F. Cunningham. . .- 

Adams, Polly, m. Col. Edwai'd Proctor. - ,- 

Adams, Puth, m. Samuel L. Parker. 
Adams, Rutliy, m. iNTichael Mallet. - 

Adams, Sally, m. William Johnson. 
Adams, Seth. By the Rev. Mr. Freeman, ^Ir. S. A. to Miss Elizabeth 

Apthrop, eldest daughter of the late Mr. William Apthrop. (S. 

-^- Feb. 8, 1794.) '''':(:■:'-::: ^^ 

Adams, Sukey, m. John Vinal. 

Adams, Thomas, Mr. T. A., printer, to Miss Polly Bright, daughter to 
Mr. George Bright. (W. Oct. 21, 1789.) ■ - ~ V 

Addison, John, at Epping, (Mary.) J. A. Esq. to Miss Sarah Lcitcli. 

: (S. Oct. 27, 1792.) -->. ■--■^ :/ --■.-■ 

Akin, Capt. William, at Darmonth, Capt. W. A. to IMiss Hannah 
Howland. (S. March 9, 1793.) K^-'-^ir-^A^^.::: ^ 

Akins, Polly, m. Glover INlansfield. ;■: ■■ ; ^^^^^^^ 

Albro, John, at Halifax, Mr. J. A. to Miss Elizibeth Yandegiet. 
-~ (S. Nov. 23, 1793.) ' '■, - /,^ > ,;/ 

Alcot, Polly, m. Samuel Homes. ^ ^ 

Alden, Caleb, Mr. C. A. to Miss Sally Hay ward. (S. Feb. 26, 1701. } 

Alden, Eliza, m. David Thomas. -^ ^ ; . ; -p-- ■ > 

Alexander, Joseph, in this town, Mr. J. A. to Miss Nabby Wean % 
[both] of this town. (S. Nov. 6, 1790.) 

Alger, Thomas, in this town, Mr. M. A. to Miss Elizabeth RoI»ins.>55' 
■■, (S. Aug. 23, 1794.) . .- ;.. -^ :.=■... v,-:■■^^..^^^.-:::;^- 






AlH)ee, Cnpt. at Roxbury, Capt. A. of Menclon, to Mrs. Biigbee, of 
; Koxbury. (S. Aug. 28, 171:10.) ' 

Allen, B., jun., at Tisbiiry, (M. V.) Mr. B. A. jun., to INliss Xabby 
•■: Morse. (\V. Oct. 27, 171)0.) 
Allen, Daniel^ at Colrain, 'Mv. D. A. to Miss Nancy Stewart, daughter 

of John Stewarl, of Shell)urn. (W. March 13, 17^3.) 
Allen, Grace, m. John Davis. ^ 

Allen, Dea. Joseph, at Hardwlck, Dea J. A., aged 80, to Mrs. Knowl- 

ton, aged 50. (S. Aug. 22, 1789.) ; .- . . ; 

Allen, Joseph, at Hinsdale, Mr. J. A. of Worcester, to Miss Fanuy 

Jones, of Hinsdale. (S. April 5, 1794.) 

■ Allen, Josiah, jnn. in this town, Mr. J. A. jun. to Miss Hannah Hart- 

^ wick. (S. May 29, 1790.) - , -: : ^^ v ;^ " 

Allen, Oliver, Mr. O. A. to Miss Susanna Whitman. (S. Feb. 26, 

■•■■■■ 1791.) " ^ ' ■• -•^;/--;:\>:\; ;:^;,:^^-#^^^^ 

Allen, Peggy, m. William Bruce. 

Allen, Peggy, m. George Hammond. ^ -'--^ 

Allen, Polly, m. Capt. Josiah Edes. ' - V \ 

Allen, Eebecca, m. Capt. William Bullock. 

Allen, Samnel, in this town, ]Mr. S. A. to Miss Patty Trask. (S. Nov. 

24, 1792.) 
Allifie, William, in this town, Mr. W. A. to Miss Eebecca Cazneau. 
■-■• (W. July IG, 1794.) ■ ,:,,;::.,,:,^: >:/;-..: ■■. ; 

Ahny, Katy, m. Edmund Trowbridge Ellery. ^^^^^^^ -v .^^^^^ 
Alsop, Clarissa, m. Major Samuel W. Pomeroy. -: !- 

Ames, ^liss, m. Kev. Samuel Shuttleworth. 
Ames, Hon. Fisher, at Springfield, Hon. F. A., Esq. member of 

Congress, to INliss Frances Worthington. (5 July 28, 1792.) 
Amory, Catherine, m. John Codman, jun. y^^_/-':\y':-;^--:-\, ; ;. / 

Amory, Elizabeth, m« Stephen Deblois. .- 

Amory, Francis, in this town, on Sunday evening last, Mr. F. A. to 

the beautiful Miss Prudence Eustis. (W. Dec. 12, 1792.) 
Amory, John, jun., at Lancaster, Mr. J. A. jun., of this town, to the 

agreeable Miss Catherine Willard. (W. Feb. 1, 1792.) 
Amory, Jonathan, in this town, Mr. J. A. merchant, to Miss Lydiii 

Fellows, only child of Mr. Nathaniel Fellows, merchant of this place. 

(S. Oct. 25^1794.) ; . .. 

Amory, Ilufus G., in this town, E. J. A. Esq. attorney at law, to Miss 


Nancy Geyer ; daughter to Frederick N. Geyer, Esq. (S. Feb. 15, 
Anderson, Joseph, at Freeport, Mr. J. A. to Miss Kendall. (S. Oct. 

;^-ll, 1794.) 

Andrews, Ehenezer T., in this town, Mr. E. T. A., printer, to Mi>s 

Weld, both of this town. (S. Dec. 24, 1791.) 
Andrews, Eev. John, at Cambridge, by the Rev. Mr. Hilliard, the Rev. 
'.^ J, A., of Newl)ury-[)()rt, to ^Nliss Peggy Wigglesworth, daughter (»f 

Dr. Edward Wigglesworth, Professor of Divinity in the University at 

Cambridge. (S. Sept. 12, 1789.) ' 

Andrews, Ca[)t. John, at Windsor, N. S., Capt. J. A. to Miss Cathe- 
rine Scott. (S. July 6, 1793.) . . ...^^^,^. _ 
Andrews Mindwell, ni. Simon Hastings. ^^ ; . *^^^^^ 
Andrews, Sally, m. Jolm Sweetser Lillie. .' 
Andrews, Samuel, in this town, Mr. vS. A. to Miss Betsy Urann. (W. 

Dec. 2G, 1792.) 
Andrews, Samuel, at Hingham, ^Ir. S. A. of Worcester, to Miss Knty 

Gushing, of Ilingham. (S.Jan. 11, 1794.) 
Andrews, William, in this town, Mr. W, A. to Miss Polly Stnlson. 

(W. Nov. ^0, 1791.) 
Angel, IMiss, m. Willifim Goddard. 
Angier, Hanmdi, m. William Taylor. 
Angier, liathv, m. Oliver Wiswall. 
Angier, Dr. Satnuel, at Taunton, Dr. S. A. to Miss Carver, both ot 

that place. (S. Nov. 10, 1792.) , - 

: Annis, Elizal)eth, m. Jose[)h Manstield. * - 

V Anthony, Ruth, m. Nathan Spencer. 
> Applegate, Kilty, m. Archibald Thompson. 
Appleton, p]liza, m. Bartholomew Carter. 
Appleton, John, Mr. J. A., merchant, of Salem, to. Miss Greenleat, 

daughter to William Greenleaf, Esq. of this town. (S. March 2-, 

' 1794.) ...,,;.,-.,;,..,. ;,^^^,,;,;V:,- ,:,..,._,.,.^. . 

Appleton, Nathaniel, m. Thomiis Perkins. 

Appleton, Polly, m. Samnel Emer3\ 

Apthorpj Miss, m. lion. Hugh Williamson. 

Apthorp, Frances AVeston, m. Charles Vaugham. V 

Apthorp, Hannah, m. Charles BuHiuch. 

Apthorp, Lucy Ann, m. Richard Nash. , ,- ." > - 


Aptlirop, Charles, at St. John's, (N. B.) C. A., Esq., Lieut, in his 
Biitannick Majestj^'s Navy, to Miss Mary Prince. (S. Aug. 21, 

^■■- 1790.) ■ ■■ ^ : ■ '':,:■ ■■■■\^ :%'^'- ..'':.■"':':••-■ 

Apthiop, Eliza])eth, m, Seth Adams. 

i\rchbaid, Azor G., Mr. A. G. A. to Miss Lucretia May, both of this 

town. (S. May 5, 1787.) : . 

Army, Betsy, m. John Bolier. Ahiiy? : 

xirnokl, Eliza, m. Jesse Fenns. 
Arnold, Capt. John, at Providence, Capt. J. A. to Mrs. Abigail Throop. 

(S. March 17, 1792.) . „. . 

Arnold, Lydia, m. Jeremiah Green. 
Arsonneau, Peter Pemy, last Tuesday evening was married, by the 

Kev. Mr. Stihiian, Mr. P. E. A. to Miss Ruth Flomer, she was a 

daughter of Benjamin Homer. (W . June 15, 1785.) 
Aslop, Abby, m. Theodore Dwight. 
Asi)inwall, Mr., at Watertown, Mr. A. of Brooklyn, to Miss Anna 

Chiner}", of Watertown. 

John Aspinwall of Brooklino. 
Aspinwall, Caleb, Mr. C. A. to Miss Betsey Freeman, eldest daughter 

of Mr. Phillip Freeman, jun., deceased. (S. April 9, 1785.) 
Aspinwall, Sally, m. Col. Richard Phitt. 

Atkins, Abigail, m. John AV. Quincy. /■\--:x^^',^:-:::-:-'' " > ■ . ' 

Atkins, Hannah, m. Col. Edward Proctor. ^^^^^^^^^^^: { ■; - f^ 
Atkins, Katherine, m. Samuel Eliot. 
Atkins, Martha, m. Capt. Robert Gray. 
Atv/ater, John, at Charlestown, Mr. J. A. to Miss Martha Call. (8. 

Feb. 2, 1793.) . : . -^ . - -^ 

Atwood, Polly, m. John Broadbroker. 
Atwood, Sally, m. John Bonon Graves. 
Atwood, Susanna, m. Thomas Williams. 
Atwood, Zacariah, at Newbury-port, Mr. Z. A. to Miss Peggy Furd. 

(S. July (), 1793.) - : ' ; . : -c^..--: ^■ 

Austin, Benjamin, jun., last evening, Mr. B. A. jun., merchant, to 

the amiable Miss Jane Ivers, daughter of James Ivers, Esq. of 

this town. (W. July 27, 1785.) 
Austin, Bctsv m. John Brown. • 

Austin, Daniel, Mr. D. A. of this town, merchant, to Miss Polly 

Penhallow, of Portsmouth. (S.Aug. 4, 1787.) 
Austin, Grace, m. Samuel Hill. ^ ^ 


Austin, Samuel, Mr. S. A. to Miss Nabby Lewis, both of this town. 
■ (W. Nov. 17, 1790.) • ' 

Avery, Mrs., ni. Joiin tTackson. _. '. 

Avery, Eh"z;i, m. William Eklrielge. '- 

Avery, Polly, m. Luke Baldwin. '" ' . 

Avery, S.iUy, m. Coffin Johnson. 
Ayers, Nancy, m. Thomas HeaVsy. 
Ayers, Nathaniel, Mr. N. A. to Miss Katy Gardner. (S. i\Iarch 

v. 7, 1789.) .:.,--: ■ 

Ay res, Henry, in this town, Mr. II. A. to Miss Hepsey Cooledge, 
both of this town. (W. Nov. 26, 1794.) : ; r^^^^^^^^^^ 

Babbidgc, Patty, m. Andrew Ward. ; " .^ \- 

Bache, Benjamin Franklin, at Philadelphia, Mr. B. F. B. printer, to 
Miss Markoe. (S. Dec. 3, 1791.) 

Bache, Paul R. at New- York, Mr. P. R. B. to Miss Helen Lispenard, 
j-v^ eldest daughter of Anthony Lispenard, Esq. of that city. (W. 
■-'Nov. 14, 1792.) - ■■■■'■ '■-':':'- ^^ 

Bacon, Mrs., m. Hon. Thomas Smith. t^^^^^^^^^^ 

Bacon, Keziah, m. Capt. Thomas Buckminster. 

Bacon, Thomas, in this town, Mr. T. B. of New-York, to Miss Mary 

^. Guerney, of this town. (W. Oct. 31, 1792.) . 

Badger, Thomas, at Charlestown, hist Sunday evening, Mr. T. B. of 
this town, to Miss Nabby Newell, daughter of Capt. Eliphakt 
Newell, of that town. (Sat. July 8, 17«6.) 

Bailey, Calvin, at Scituate, Mr. C. B., of Hanover, to Mrs. Sarah Ja- 
cobs. (W. Sept. 14, 1793.) >: '^r ::•:■■- r:V-:;'--. --^^^ ■-::.■: ^ 

Bailey, Loring, Mr. L. B. to Miss Polly Parker, [both] of this town. 

• (S. Aug. 6, 1789.) 

Baily, William. In Rhode Island, Mr. W. B., to Miss Sally Iii^li. 
■ - (W. Dec. 26, '1792.) -, ..,.,..,^.,-. ^,, :-•.,;.,...., ^;.,.:^ 

Baker, Abigail, m. Josiah Bumstead. / ' ..^\^^ 

Baker, Alexander, in this town, on Sunday evening last, Mr. A. B., io 
^^^ Mrs. Mary Rose. (W. Mch. 9, 1791.) . ■-,. 

Baker, Bethiah, m. Ephraim Copeland. 

Baker, Edmund, at Dorchester, on Thursday evening, IMr. E. B. U^ 
Miss Sally How. (S.Oct. 1,1791.) : -.; : . ..y 

Baker, Marcey L., m. John Ford. ' ' , ■r'..:'r]-c'r::^:-/ . - 

Baker, Ntmcy, m. Nicholas Duiivage. ' --^ ^^^^^ ' W^^ 


Baker, Priscilla, ni. Samuel Mosely. ! /y^'vC./'^'-^---^^^^^^ 

Btilch, Joseph, jun., [in this town] Mr. J. B. jun., to Miss Hannalx 

ir Pope. (W, Oct. 8, 1794.) ■ ■-■ ■ jK\:;,;:;y •,::;:^|.^ 

Balch, Mary, ni. Benjamin Morgan Stillnian. ^ ^^^^^^^^ ^ - 4^^^^^ 
: . Balch, Nabby, m. Capt. Peter Bright. ^ - 

i Balch, Nathaniel, jun., Mr. N. B. jun., to Miss Mary Stillman. (S. 
?'-:-^0'^^ Dec. 19, 1789.) - ■• -: ^-.•:.: :■ 

Balding Mr., [at New York] Mr. B. to Miss Mary Dodge. (W, June 

13, 1792.) .,, . r 

Baldwin, Mrs., m. Rev. Eli Forbes. ''''-•'''■'■ 'M\-^.J'^.: ^ i 

Baldwin, Loamni, at Woburn, L. B., Esq., to Miss Margaret Fowle. 
I (W. June 15, 1791.) -'■ -.^r:-y'-y:r ..x--: :■■•:■-■:■■■'■■■■:■ .-_ 

Baldwin, LuivC. Last evening by the Rev. Mr. Howard, ^Ir. L. B., 
of Brookfield, to Miss Polly Avery, daughter of John Avery, jun., 
:; Esq., of this town. (W. Sept, 9, 17895 

Baldwin, Methusahi, at New-Aik, ]\Ir. B., preacher of the Gospel, to 
-^- Miss Jane Iliggins. (W. May 16, 1792.) 

Ballon, Sihis, at Gloucester, (R. I.), Mr. S. B. aged 18, to Miss Pray, 

,^. aged 15 years, both only children of respectable parents. One source 
M> of wealth to a young country, said Dr. Franklin, is early marrying. 
■;"^-(W. Oct. 1, 1794.) . :.;,r:;.: V ■■/■-.■^:- --;•■..-■:...;,...•>-;..■ -/-.^^^ 

Bancroft, Rev. Aaron, at Worcester, the Rev. A. B, to Miss Lncretia 
Chandler, daughter of the Hon. John Chandler, Esq. (S. Oct. 28, 

Bangs, Edward, at Worcester, E. B., Esq., attorney at hnv, to Miss 
Hannah Lyndes. (S. Sept. 27, 1788 ) 

Bangs, Elisha, Mr. E. B. to Miss Nancy Greenough, both of this town. 
-■ (S. Nov. 4, 1786.) ■ . J yJ-r^^^^^^^^ 

Bangs, Sally, m. Daniel Rea, tertius. 

Bangs, Samuel, jun., Mr. S. B. jun., to Miss Hannah Grice. (AV. 

y Nov. 5, 1788.) : . ' ' 

Barber, Catherine Macaulay, m. John Osborne. 

Barber, Polly, m. Ebenezer White. .. ^ - - 

Bard, Nancy, m. Col. Pierce. , r\. . 

Bard, S., m. John Johnston. 

Barker, Lemuel, [at Dartmouth], Mr. L. B. to ]\Iiss Maria Tri[)e, both 
of Dartmouth. (S. Dec. 7, 1793.) 

Barker, Polly, m. Thomas Smith, jun. . t .' •., 


Barker, Mrs. Sarah, m. Jorden Roxford. ^ 

Barksdale, Susannah Frances, m. Major Edward Phelon. 

Barnard, Abigail, m. Capt. Joshua Chi[)p. 

Baruard, Bcts}', m. Enoch Brown. 

Barnard, Polly, m. Thomas Blake. - * -. 

Barnard, Rachel, m. Hart Leavit. ' - 

Barnard, Sally, m. Dr. Stone. 

Barnard, Tristram, [at Nantucket] Mr. T. B. to Miss Phebe Swain. 

(W. July 17, 1793.) 
Barnes, Jacob, at Marlborough, Mr. J. B. to ]\Iiss Hipzabath Howe, 

daughter of Mr. Joseph Howe. (S. Jan. 19, 1793.) 
Barnes, Miles. In this town Mr. M. B., to Miss Peggy Orr, both of 

this town. (W. Jan. 11, 1786.) -- 

Barnes, Willijim, at Roxl)ury on Thursday evening last, Mr. W . B. to 

Miss Jenny Thompson. (S. Dec. 1, 1792.) 
Barnett, \^'illiam. In this town, by the Rev. Dr. Walters, W. B. Esq., 

of the island of Jamaica, to the accomplished and agreeable Miss Aby 
> Norwood, of this town. (W. Nov. 21, 1792.) .::\: -H^^'W ':{':■■■ 

Barnum, Piiscilla, m. Capt. David Vickery. 
Barret, Nathaniel, at New York, Mr. N. B. of this town, to Mrs. i\Ic- 

Dougal, relict of the late Major-General McDougal, of that city. 

(W, Jan, 7, 1789.) 
Barrett, Isaac. Mr. I. B.,to Miss Hannah M'Niel. (S. Dec. 13,1788.) 
Barrett, John, at Northlield, 29th ult., J. B., Esq., Attorney at Law, 

to the amiable Miss Patty Dickinson, both of that place. (S. Nov. 

13, 1790.) -'...r,: -.. :.,^v>..; . i ;-•::-,::-..■: V. -, ,. . 
-Barrett, Joseph, jun. Mr. J. B., jun., to Miss Deborah Webb, both of 

this towai. (S. Aug. 6, 1791.) 
Barrett, Martha, m. Sanuiel Sumner. '/. •' > . . . 

Barrett, Nancy, m. Dr. Isaac Green. . ■. <;: <r;, ^ 

Barrett, Sarah, m. Dr. Boucher Leonard. '" \ ;', 

Barron, Lydia, m. David Hill. . ~ 'i, - -. 

Barry, Betsey, m. Elijah Leavitt. ~ ■ ' 

Barry, James, Mr. J. B., to Miss Mehitable Crane. (S. April 2, 1791.) 
Barry,. Thomas, in this town, Mr. T. B., to Miss Sally Cushing. (^^ • 

March 20, 1793.) ,, ■ -. /K: " ^ -^.i^' ■ v.-^-r):::.:-U::^^^^^^^ 
Bartholomew, Miss, m. Henry Capper. ' ; ' 

Bartlett, Abel, [at Newburypoit] Mr. A. B. to Miss Bridget Smith. 

W. Jan. 15, 179i.) . 

■ 'i'>'' '''~:'^\^-^!-'^'- 


Bartlett, Bailey, at Haverhill, on Tuesday, the 2 1st iilt., hy the Rev. 

Hezekiah Smith, B. B., Esq., to Miss White, only daugliter of Mr. 

John White, merchant. (S. Dec. 2, 1786.) 
Bartlett, George, at Charlestown, on Sunday evening last, Mr. G. B., 

to Miss ]\rary Gorham, second daughter to Mr. Nathaniel Gortham, 

Esq. (W. Oct. 15, 1794.) 
Bartlett, Dr. John, at Roxbury, last evening. Dr. J. B., to Miss Abi- 
gail Williams. (W\ Feb. 18, 1789.) 
Bartlett, John, at Newbury-Port, Mr. J. B., to Miss Jane Carr. (W. 
. April, 18, 1792.) , .■.-.:,-.;•-,:, -v:..\; 

Bartlett, Polly, m. Eleazer Homer. v ";>-' ;'-^'^''^ 

Bartlett, Thomas, [in this town] Mr. T. B.,to Mrs. Alice Wyer. (S. 
' Feb. 15, 1794.) 
Barton, Lillis, m. Ansell Churchill. 

Barton, Sally, m. Capt. John Derl)y. -. " -- • - 

Barton, Susan, m. Caleb Clipton. - 

Barton, Rev. Titus Theodore. The Rev. T. T. B., of Tewesbury, to 

Mrs. Ruth Wood of Methuen, widow of the late Rev. Jacob Wood, 

of Newbury, Vermont. (W. Aug. 6, 1794.) 
Barton, William, [in this town] IMr. W. B., to Miss Hannah Scott. 

(S. Feb. 23, 1793.) ^/ :-^:Mi:r:\-^:-:::i:,0\r:^../ -; -7ir'.::--;\v-, 

Bartram, Betsey, m. Eden Palmer. ':' ' 

Barcom, Rev. Mr. At Long-meadow, Rev. Mr. B., to Miss Patty 
r Reynolds, "and Rev. Mr. Kinsbury to Miss Polly Reynolds, sisters. 
^ (W. Feb. 22, 1792.) ..,_;>a;^-: .-..^..v.^^^ 

Bascom, Mercy, m. Israel Phillips. '^'■' '■^^--' '■'■ :7-/^ 'j---:, .-^-^ r • 
Bass, Rev. Dr., at Newbuiy-Port, Rev. Dr. B., to Miss Mary Phillips. 

(W. Dec. 2, 1789.) , . .^ . - , . 

Bass, Faith, m. Samuel S. Wheeler. : : 

Bass, William, in this town, Mr. W. B., to Miss Sally Loring. (S. 

May 18, 1793.) . :i ■ 

Baty, Rachel, m. George Blake. ^-. '-,' . . 

Baty, Mrs. Thankful, m. Joseph Blake. 
Baxter, John. On Sunday last, Mr. J. B., to Miss Betsey Marshall, 

both of this town. (W. Sept. 29, 1790.) 
Baxter, Joseph, [in this town] Mr. J. B., to Miss Nancy Dashwood. 

(S. Nov. 29, 1794.) r 

Bayle, Kiah, at Harvard, K. B., A. B. candidate for the ministry of 


religion to ]\liss Abigail Goodhue, formerly of Newburypoit. Married 

Oct. 2. (W. Oct. 8, 1794.) ^,^ . :^^^ 

Bityley, Abigail, m. John Fox. >i'r^' - ■•^--.^ ; l; ' " >> 

Bayley, Cazneau, at Newburypoit, Mr. C. B., to Miss Elizabeth New- 
ell. (W. April 12, 1794.) 
Beal, Christopher, [in this town] Mr. C. B. House wright, to Miss Mary 

Downs, ])oth of this town. (S. May 12, 1792.) 
Beale, Theodosia, ni. Capt. John Willson Chorley. 
Beals, Jenny, m. Joseph Robertson. 
Beals, Patty, m. Zeabilon Hall. 
Beaty, Capt. Thomas. In Georgetown (M.) Capt. T. B., mar. to Miss 

Harrison. (W.Feb. 29, 1792.) --, .■v-:V^:-.^: :::--■.:. 

Beaujean, Moses, [at Portsmouth] Mr. M. B. to Miss Rebecca Furniss. 
■■■■- (S. Nov. 15, 1794.) , :r:-\0,^^^^^^^^^ 

Beck, Johanna, m. Georsfe Ham. " ^^';- V'--"^^^-^ r^ - . U. . 

.,,^^^ Beck, Mrs. Sarah, m. Hon. William Phillips. :" 

Becket, Nabby, m. Benjamin Hawks. - ; '■:r-''''^\:U''''''X:'':^^^^^^^^^^ 
Beckley, John, at New York, J. B., Esq., Clerk of the House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States, to Miss Maria Prince, of that city. 

X"^. Oct. 27, 1790.) 
Bedlington, Thomas, Mr. T. B. of London, to Miss Polly Moody, 

daughter to Deacon Moody, of this town. (W. Nov. 4, 1789.) 
Bedlow, Mary Elizabeth Good, m. John Beckman. 
Bedon, Wesson, at Dartmouth, Mr. W. B. to Miss Sybel Wood. (^V. 

Dec. 25, 1793.) ,-.,,,,,.,, 

Beekman, Elizabeth, m. Peter W. Livingston. 
Beekman, John, at New-York, J. B., Esq., to Miss Mary Elizabeth 

Goad Bedlow. (W. Nov. 21, 1792.) 
Beequet ( ?), Francis B., at Newbury-Port, Mr. F. B. B., to Miss Sally 

Wigglesworth. (W. Sept. 25, 1793.) ,_ ■ . 
Belcher, Miss, m. Dr. J. Jennison. 
Belcher, Andrew, in this town, by Rev. Dr. Stillman, Mr. A. B., oi 

Halifax, to Miss Marianne Geyer, daughter to Frederick W. Geyer, 

Esq.- (W. Sept. 12, 1792.) ' ■■■•■-, r^.^^^^ 
Belcher, Debby, m. Edward Reynolds. ^^ , ' ' ' ■ ^ 

B<^11, Sally, m. Daniel Carney. ^|*i v. 

Bell, Shul)ael, last Sunday eveiung, Mr. S. B., to Miss Betsy Robinson. 
- (W. Mar<;h 19, 1788.) - -v- '--:-. .■.,v^.::,::.:;.>;wv:r;:.r^r .:^^^^^^^^^ 

■;• ^ ■■■•'": «,V\ 

>- viv. ■„,..-':■.■ 


Beimet, Deborah, ni. William Eustis. 

Beniiet, Thomas, at iMiddleborongh, Mr. T. B. to Miss Riithy Thomp- 
son, daughter of Capt. Jacob Thompson, of that phice. (S. Aug. 

i Bennett, Sarah, m. N. Fairchild. ^ .^--r-i - ■ ^^^^ 

Benny, Lucy, m. Caleb Lambert. . "/ ••-■:•■ ^^^■•?lS'''^-;'';-^;\''-^ 
Benny, Sally, m. Elijah Trask. r ^:<:%iv > 

Benson, George, at Providence, Mr. G. B. to Miss Sally Thurber. 

(W. Feb. 6, 1793.) ' ' - - -''\:)l;m---:::,,M^^^^ ■:r->J^^^ 

Bentley, Polly, m. Reuben Dawes. ' '■'' -4^ 

Bentlv, Betsy, m. Henrv Fovle. ;i "'"^^^V^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Bernald, Hannah, m. Joseph Keen. ^^^ .^v ^:li 
BeiTett, Polly, m. Jacob Nice. ■ : r'^:z ■■■/':■. '0v^{;ir.^^ 
Berry, Sally, m. Micaj;ih Johnson. ^^ ^ ^^^^ ^^ " .^^ 
Bethune, .Jenny, m. William Hunt. ; : ; ii^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ 

, Bicker, Sally, m. William Waller. 
Bidwell, Barnabas, at Watertown, B. B., Esq., to iNliss Pidly Gray, 

both of Stockbridge. (S. March 16, 1793.) 
Bigelow, Timothy, at Groton, T. B., Esq., attorney at law, to the truly 
amiable ^Miss Prescot, daughter to the Hon. Oliver Prescot, Esq., of 
thattown. (W. Oct. 12, 179L) 

• Billings, Betsey, m. John Langley, jun. ; V ; T ^^^^^^^^'^^^^^^^^^ 

Bingham, Caleb, hist Monday evening, Mr. C. B. to Miss Hannah Kim- 

■ ^^ ball, both of this town. ( W. Feb. 1, 1786.) 
Bingham, Liscomb, [at AYebtborough] Mr. L. B., to Miss Patty Fay. 

(W. Dec. 19, 1792.) • ^: \--- ■■•-.-.■: -..^^^^^^ 

Binney, Mrs., m. Dr. Marshall Spring. v^^ v, .^ 

' Binney, Avis, m. Nicholas Brown. ;^ -r/:^^^^^^^ 

; Bird, Clarissa, m. Christopher EUery. ; ; : ^^^^^ K ■ 

Bishop, Abraham, at Newbury-Port, A. B., Esq., of New-Haven, to 

Miss Nancy Dexter, of Newbury-Port. (W. March 14, 1792.) 
Bishop, Nab by, m. Dr. Archelaus Putnam. 
Bixl)y, Mrs. Ruth, m. Capt. Jeremiah Shaituck. - -. . 

Black, Betsey, m. AVilliam Heath. . ' J ,„ . - 

Black, Anna, m. Jose[)h Blake, jun. ■ 

Blackler, William, at Mai-bh'head, M. W. B., to Miss Eliza Gerry, eld- 
.. est daughter of Samuel R. Gerry. ( W. May 8, 1793.) 
Blackman, Andrew, at AVatertown, Mr. A. B., to Miss Sally White, of 
that town. (W. Feb. 18, 1789.) \ . 


^Blagge, Samuel, ]\Ii'. S. B., merchant, to Miss Sally Hall, daughter of 

Mr. Stephen Hall, of this town. (W. Dec. 13, 1786.) 
Blake, Betsy, m. William Williams. ^,:;>v,v ^ 

Blake, Edward, iji this town, Mr. E. B., to Mrs. Sally Underwood. 

(W. Oct. 3, 1792.) 
Blake, Francis, at Lancaster, Mr. F. B., of Rutland, attorney at law, 

to Miss Eliza Augusta Chandler, of the first mentioned place. (W. 
- Dec. 17, 1794.)" 
Blake, George, in this town, Mr. G. B., attorney at law, to Miss Ilach- 
' elBaty. (S. Jan. 18, 1794.) ,.,.,-, 

Blake, Joseph, ]\Ir. J. B., member of the legislature from Milton, to 
;: Mrs. Thankful Baty, of this town. (S. May 23, 1789.) 
Blake, Joseph, jun., in this town, J. B. jun.,Esq., to Miss Anna Black. 

(W. Jan. 9, 1793.) • -/. 

Blake, Polly, m. Samuel Ruirdes. 
Blake, Rebecca, ni. Stephen Bruce. 
Blake, Reuben, on Thursday, at Dorchester, Mr. R. B. to Miss Betsy 

Peirce, daughter to Col. Samuel Peirce. (S. Oct. 15, 1791.) 
Blake, Susannah, m. William Seaver. '- 

Blake, Thomas, in this town, Mr. T. B. to Miss Polly Barnard. (S. 

Feb. 23, 1793.) -,■--■ t-^ ;■:■ -^.:-v ...■•;.■;.•' : ' 

Blake, AVilliam, in this town, Mr. W. B., to Miss Deborah Breck. 

- (S. July 31, 1790.) - v 

Bhike, William, in this town, Mr. W. B., to Miss Sally Gendell, both 
ofthistown. (S. April 21, 1792.) 

Blake, Major Ziba, at Milton, Major Z. B., to Miss Susannah Tucker. 

■ (S. Feb. 12, 1791.)- . , ^,.. ,:..■■.■.■.■.■•■..,:. v..^..^-^ ■::^-...,..;-:v;: :...>:..,■.■:.•■ 

Blanchard, Francis, [in this town] Mr. F. B., to Miss Hannah Whip- 
ple, both of this town. (S. April 19, 1794.). 

Blanchard, George, in this town, Mr. G. B., to Miss Betsy Tilden. 
i V (S. June 22, 1793.) : ^ ^ -^ v - 

Blanchard, John W., [in this town] Mr. J. W. B. to Miss Abigail 
Dalton. (W. April 17, 1793.) ,-^' ^vi- :v:,V^ 

Blanchard, Sarah, m. Francis Cliilds. ' : '^ v 

Blanton, James, at Cheraw, S. C, Mr. J. B., aged 65, to Miss Martha 
Smith, aged 12. (S. June 30, 1792.) :.,■„, .^, ,:.-,, ^■■.- ■,.., .■ 

Blish, Joseph, at Barnstable, Mr. J. B., to Miss Temperance Shaw, 

. daughter [of] the Rev. Mr. Shaw. (W. July 22, 1789.) 

,;fr}[\. ^2o be continued.) >> 





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We keep a record of Genealogies in preparation, additions to which we shall publish 
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work, as also town and country histories in preparation, is solicited. , 

::w.;^:3^r'^-!-V V" /'>■■■: iv '-':■' ■ QUERIES.- ■ -',:\- .:-'■■■':■]■ / ■".-.;•;■■-;:-.:■:•. 

53 PcRiNGTON.— AnjMnformation 
regarding the Purington fainil}', wher- 
ever settled, will be gladly received by 
Eben Putnam, Salem, who is compil- 
ing a genealogy of that family, 

54 Smith. — Molly Smith, who died 
about 1844, 86. 86 yeais, married Capt^ 
William Welch of Georgetown, Me.^ 
who removed to Richmond and died 
there, 1844. te. 93 years. AYanted, the 
ancestry of Molly Smith and William 
Welch. ::'.,;.„.,., ^,,,,,.' . ..:, ... ..... ,-:.,.- 

55 Hooper. — Who are the ances- 
tors of Benj. Hooper, who, about 1740, 
removed from Berwick to Biddeford, 
Me. He married, 1744, a daughter of 
Capt. Daniel and Rebecca (Emery) 
Smith. AV^anted, the names of their 
childien. Tnos. H. Emery. 

56 Barber — Miller — Kelton — 
From whence came and who were the 
parents of the following; Thomas 
Barber (b. Dec. 29, 1742); his wife 
Hannah Miller (b. May '2S, 1747). 
They lived at Warwick, Mass. and 
Townshend, Vt. and previously at 
Relioboth,Mass. Enoch Kelton (died 
jNIarch 31, 1812 aged 8G, at Warwick, 
Mass. ; he came thither from Relio- 
both. ^j^'''' ■•.'"' ■■ ■■"' ■■■..- ■ ■ 

■ L. H. Stoughton. 
■^--'0./^ A. ;,..... ■ 56 Myrtle St. 
,/ ^^--l-- '■^' ■:■'-■-: --^.''v^^^ .,•,■.,.: Boston, Mass. 

57 Thaddeus Jeweit, M. D. ap- 
peared in Hartford, then a part of 
Baltimore Co., Md., about the middle 
of eighteenth Century. He m. Ann 
AYebster dau. of Isaac and Margaret 
Lee Webster. His children were 1 





Margaret b- 

2 Jolm b- 


Susannah Judge ; 3 Thomas b . 

' I wish to learn who the ancestors 
of Thaddeus Jewett were. V? .' v 

58 Putnam. — Aaron Putnam, b. 
Danvers, 6 Sept., 1756; son of Jon- 
athan Putnam, went to Conn, and 
served in RevoUrJon. He had sons 
Perley, Nathan, Jeremiali ; daus., 
Sarah m. Moses Jennings, Lydia, Eu- 

nice. "Wanted an}' information about 
this family. ; ,? 

■:;\; ;-:'^,- ■-■;:.,■ answer :;.:,,'. v-^ ^ 

"'48 Jereminh Clarke, son of the 

Colonial Governor of I\. I. mnrried 
Ann Audley about IGGO. There is 
now living at Jamestown, R. I. a 
highl}' intelligent gentleman named 
H. Audley Clarke, a descendant of 
above marriage. He is an officer of 
a bank in Providence. 

Tucker Genealogy. A Genealogy of the Tucker families descended from 
Robert Tucker of 3Iilton, John Tucker of Watertown, and IMorris Tucker of 
Salisbury, as well as other families both in England and America, h«s been 
prepared by Mr. Ephraim Tucker of Worcester and will be published early 
in 1895 by Eben PutJiam. The subscription price will probably be $5. 




Genealogy. Strowbridgf, Morrison or Morison, Strawbridge, by Mrs. 
JMary Stiles (Paul) Guild. 8 vo. ciotli. pp. 299, profusely ilhistrated, price 
$3.50, to be iiad of tlic author (address, Si)ruce Court, North Cauibridge) . 

This voluuie is given up to descendants of two Scotch-Irisli fauiiru^s, de- 
scended from AVilliam Strobridge of Middleboro, Mass. (1690-1777) and 
Robert IMorrison of Nortli Biidgewater, (1740). Tiie Stravvbridge famibes 
given in the latter end of the Avork are also of Scotch-Irish origin but are not 
connected with the main o;enealo2y of Strobridge. 

There is a good index. Mrs. Guild is also the compiler of a genealogy of 
the Stiles families of Massachusetts and Dover, N. II, which having been [)u!)- 
lished without the index which she expected, she has prepared such a one, at 
lonsiderable expense to herself. 


America. Compiled by Jane G. (Avery) Carter and Susie P. Holmes. 
Published by W. W. Avery, Plymouth, Mass., 1893. 8 vo. CIo. pp. 3G6. 

This volume deals with the descendants of Dr. AVilliam Avery of Dedliam, 
who settled there in 1G50. Two ministei's of the gospel highly respected and 
dearly loved b}' their })arishioners and living during the last century, were Kev. 
John Avery of Truio, Mass., and his son Rev. E[)hraim Aveiy of Pomfret, 
Conn. To the descendants of the tirst named the greater part of this volume 
is devoted. Female lines are carried out to a greater extent than is usual in 
most genealogies, and interesting and instructive chapters upon the life and 
times of the chief persons in the famdy history are given. 

These additions to the usual dry statement of facts and dates, tooether 
with to many illustrations tend to increase largdy the circle to whom the book 
will prove of great value. 

One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, by John Osborne Austin. 
Salem, 1894. 4to. do. pp. xxv, 288. 

This, the latest of Mr. Austin's genealogical publications, will, together with 
his Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, place him in the same I'ank as 
Savage as a genealogical student. Among the families described in the 
present volume are those of the earl}^ settlers of S dem, Dover, I^rovidence, 
Newport and neighboring towns. As the title implies the book describes all 

.y-m ■ M-..^l<'v;v---.^.o-'-^^ ■--:;, ; (243) . : 


of the known American ancestors of one person and in so doing places before 
thousands of others the result of Islv. Austin's great hibor. 

While the title would ini[)ly that l)ut 160 families aie mentioned 3'et tlie 
fact is there are at least 278 different family names embraced in the sco[)e of 
the work. 

Four iiiige charts give the key to the work and lest the reader of these lines 
should infer that but the direct liiic of ancestry is all tliat the author has 
shown, let me hasten to add that the names of all the children of everv 
ancestor, and their children, are given. It is this feature which renders the 
work so valunble to New Englanders. " 

. Following the genealogical record which is very simple in arrangement, 
conies the chief biogra[)hical items concerning the persons mentioned, with 
extracts fi'om wills, deeds, etc., etc. 

In closing this brief notice of the most important genealogical work issued 
during the past 3'ear, it is well to quote the opening paragraj)!! of the author's 
preface; "this work embodies the author's earliest attempts at genealogical 
work. Mar;}' of the families hei'e given are presented for tiie first time, and 
genealogical students will glean from them much that is new and interesting." 
He should have added that the volume is not a Rhode Island book but a New 
England book. Handsomely and carefully printed, the Salem Press has 
added another to its longf list of well executed works. ^ '^ 

: EsTES Genealogies, 1097-1893. Compiled by Charles Estes ; printed for 
the family. Salem, 1894. 8yo., do., pp. xvi, 401. Illustrated. 

The title of this nicely gotten u[) book justly describes the contents, for 
Mr. Estes has done moi'e than to merely relate the genealogy of his own 
branch for he has gathered from all countries the materials for his "Genealo- 
gies." The rise of the Este family in Italy, with its offshoots in GerminiN-, 
France and Iilngland, is described, briefly to be sure, as the occasion ^Yal•l■:lnts. 
Abstracts of wills of persons by the name of East, Easte, etc., proved in 
various registries in England, are given and the reader is left to deduce his 
descent, if of the main American family, Irom llobert Este of London who 
died 1606. --^^^^^^^^^^^^::-^-^ 

Matthew and Richard Estes, sons of Robert of D )vei', England, settled in 
Essex Cou!itv, Mass., and to their descendants tiie compiler devotes 251 
pages, showing about 3500 individual recojxls. The remainder of the book 
is devoted to the families, some of considerable importance, who are to he 
found in Virginia, North Carolina and Kentuck}-, and to a militar}' rccoid of 
all bearing the name of Estes which have come under the com[)iler's notice. 
A comi)lete index to all names occui'ring in the book will be much appreciated 
by genealogical students. 

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II.. Estp:use or F's'jfs Family of Ijalv. B\ CIuu/c^ E^^e\, . 
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It may seem to some sacrilegious to l;«y violent hands upon thisliojiry 
tradition and proceed to analyze that which our grandsires passed into 
our safe keeping as a precious and sacred heritage of ye olden time, yet 
if "trnth is mighty and nuist prevail," and this legend is truth, neither 
honest inquiry nor criticism will injure or destroy its security of repose. 
To disrobe these old cherished traditions of their cerements furnislies to 
the writer no uleasuic, nor would he disUub this one did it invite that 
mysterious enchanting power that encircles so many memories of quaint 
times. Why an edifice constructed of so-called English brick should 
arouse our admiration for its ivied walls or hallow^ed associations any 
more than if builded with the American brick that our grandfathers 
burnt, is not strikingly apparent. Surely it is the memory of their 
labors, struggles, sacrifices and self-denials, that we pay our homage to 
and not to the inanimate products of their, or others', handiwork, as 
the heathen worshipping his Joss. ^ '^^ ^ : . > 

The following items of record may not furnish conclusive reasons that 
no b'-icks were ever imported, yet the}^ certaiidy present some stumb- 
ling-blocks that will be embarrassing to remove or get around by those 
votaries of the affirmative fiith. ' 

In April, 1G07, a ship-load of "gentlemen " and mechanics landed, 
and founded Jamestown, Va. Among these mechanics were Willni. 
Garrett (or Garnett), a hrlckmakei\ and Edward Brintp, a brichnason, 
and in 1G09 "Nova Britania " relates that five .more brickmasons and 
layers arrived. In 1612 the '*New Life of Vu'ginia," printed by a 
Council of his Majesty, James I, relates : " We have made a new set- 
tlement eighty miles above Jamestown, on high ground, where we have 
pure air, fresh springs and open ground. The spade-men fell to dig- 
ging, the brick-men burned their bricks^ and we have built decent 
houses, the first story of brick." . . ; :v: '■'^-■- ■■:'.-'.':': .■ -• 

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In 1613 more biickmjikers came over to erect the projected Univer- 
sity of Heiiricopolis, now hejuing the inelegant cognomen of '^Dntcii 
Gap." Brickmakers continue to Ijc mentioned in the records of 1618- 
19-20-21. After the great Indian massacre of 1622 the Jamestown 
Company" ordered "that the brickmakers should go on with their build- 
ing contracts." In a "New Description of Virginia," printed in 1649, 
api)ears this item : "The Virginians have lime in abundance, stores of 
brick are made and houses and chimnevs made of brick and covered 
with shin<rles, the biick makers not liavin2: the art of makins; tiles \Nhich 
will not shrink." -^^ 

Coming down to a later period there is found among the court records 
of Hampton, this extract regarding old St. John's Church : "Elizabeth 
City County, June 17, 1727 ; Jacob \A'alker and »J<>lm Laurence are 
appointed to lay off an acre and a half at the upper end of Queen street 
for building of the church thereon ; and it is agreed by the ministei*, 
church-wardens, and the court to supply Henry Carey [contractor] with 
wood from the school-house land at 6s. per load, to hum bricks for the 
cJiurch,^^ ^ 
; The soil of Virginia is hirgely of clay, and most excellent for biick- 
niaking puiposes, kilns abounding evei-ywhere throughout the State, 
and particularly where those edifices stand before whom the enamored 
tourifct and delighted antiquary hears the self-satistied guide says "that 
these yer brick stranger were brought all the way from England." 
Some of these structures are the stable of Washiui^^ton at Mt. Vernon, 
Christ's Church at Alexandria, I'ohick Chui-ch in Fairfax Countv, an 
old mansion jit Wood Lawn, the ancient familv seat of Laurence Lewis, 
Christ's Church at Lancaster, the "Hail" of famous George Masun at 
Gunston, the Episcopal Church at Falls Church (built in 1757), and 
the "Old SmithHeld Church," St. Luke's Parish, Isle of Wight County, 
preached in for so many years by Rev. William Hul)ard, and whith 
claims to be the oldest Protestant Church standing in America. On 
some of the bricks can be seen the inscription " 1632," Avhich is gener- 
ally accepted as the date of its erection. Near many or all these edili- 
ces can be seen either active brick kilns or traces of ancient extinct 
kilns. In none of the vestry books has there been found any mention 
of the importation of any bricks, though the most minute details aiK'ut 
materia], size of building, form of construction, etc., etc., are carefully 
given of many of these edifices. The parish church at Williamsbuig* 



James City County fini.-^Iu'cl in 1715, lias record of the following bill, 
which was piesentcd to the Council in 1708: "150 loads of wood at 
12.S' per load, moulding and burning 70,000 bricks at 3^ Gd per M." 
The old "Oak Shade " church at ('ulpoper County was at one time surely 
thought to be invincible ngainst the shafts of the skeptic or iconoclast, 
but alas, when the vestry-book was lately exnniined it proved that the 
church was erected in 1776, when we had no intercourse with England. 
Many defenders of the faith claim that these bricks were brought over 
as " ballast." Now the Richmond archives have list of vessels with their 
invoices in which we find cannon for manning forts, household furniture, 
stoies, cattle, goats, horses, dry-goods, casks of beer, rum, wines, "to 
make the water wholesome," and many other articles, but no bricks. 
And why the need of them for "ballast" with all this heavy merchan- 
dise? And where the room for them in the holds of these small and 
crowded ships? Surely the rationality of the affirmative is weak. The 
burden of proof rests with them, and if no better evidence than the 
halo of tradition can come to the rescue of this venerable le!2^end, let 
us then accept the rationale, and be content to know that no matter 
where the material came from, our fathers " builded w^lsely and well '^ 
both their domestic and ecclesiastical edifices and that superb govern- 
mental structure, for the j]^uidance of a ^reiii nation, known as the Cou- 
stilution of the United States. 

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The followiMg is a copy of a letter from Italy in the possession of tlie 
widow of Rev. D. Gordon Estes of Amesbury: 

"Since I had the good fortune of finding myself in the library of 
Ferrara, at the time when you were making researches about an Es- 
teuse, wlio had tran^[)l:nited a branch of the Esteuse family in England, 
which researches were unsuccessful, I felt sorry for it, and from tluit mo- 
ment had the wisli to search myself, ho[)ing to be a1)le one day to satisfy 
your desiie. For that pur[)ose, I always kept the two visiting cards 
wdiich 3'ou had the kindness to send me, to leave me your direction. 

My starting point being the removal of a branch of the Esteu<e to 
Enghmd, I tried all tlie hi^tories of the conntry, the maiuiscri[)ts and all 
the historians of the Honse- of Este, but never mectins: with anvthinir 
relatino: to it. However, in everv instance, when something- came to 
me about the Esteuse, my mind returned to tlie looked for date, and in 
fact I found it useful, for about four months ago, as I was visiting a 
collection of paintings near Ferrara, at the house of a wealthy and pas- 
sionate amateur, I happened to see among portraits of Esteuse known 
to me, one I had never seen before ; an oil painting on wood, 23 centi- 
metres high, and 17J wide. I begged the owner to allow me to examine 
it closer, and to my surprise I found written behind it, in bad Latin 
but with Greek characters, this legend — Francesco, natural son of 
. Marquis Leonello, icent to Burrjundy, and after to England, . . 

Returned to Ferrara I again looked over the country histories to 
confront the dates in relation to the painting, and learn why they were 
written in Grecian characters rather than conunon ones. 

After new researches in manuscripts and books, which I had already 
made and remade several times, I was convinced that the portrait of 
this Francesco was jnst what I was looking for, he l)cing the onl\' Es- 
teuse who since his departure from Ferrara — say the historians — was 
never heard of. -: • ■ - :...-..-, 

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III the hope of finding something about his removal from Burgundy 

V to Enojhuid, I went to the citv of Modena ; as it is there that the records 
of the Esteuse family are kept, I could personally consult these docu- 
ments : but even in this Inst re:?c:ircli I could find nothinir, after liavin*^^ 
spent several days in useless researches, and I saw only the contiima- 
tioir of his deparlure for Burgundy Sept. 15, 1471. 

, " Eeturned to Ferrara 1 endeavored to purchase the portrait fiom that 
, gentleman, but Avas frustrated in all attempts by the high and unreason- 
? able price he asked, and was only able through entreaties and the inter- 
position of another person, to obtain the permission of having a copy 

V made in photography, which I am hapi)y to enclose here. The portrait 
• is painted on an oli vaster ground, having a black cap, blonde hair, a 

lace collar, and the dress of the period, resembling much his father Le- 
onello, lord of Ferrara from 1441 to 1450. 

-i 1 nmst here at least relate the story of this Francesco. He was born 
in 1434 or between this year and 1444, there beinu: a discussion ai)()ut 

I the time of his birth. The contemi)orane()us Diary of Ferrara reported 
by Muratori, in date of July 2Gth, 1414, mentions that Francesco, son of 
Leoiicllo, went to reside Avith the Duke of Burgondy. From thnt time he 
a[)pears in the history of Ferrara, or in the chronicles only in 1451), 

■ 16th doguem because it is said in them that with his uncle Borso, Mar- 
quis of Ferrara having succeeded Leonello, he went to meet the po[)e, 

" Pio II, who entered Ferrara on the following day, so says the Diary of 
Ferrai'a, and be stop[)ed in Ferrara, having his own special court, until 

•the 13th of Sept., 1471, as I will show after. It is well known from 
Mario Equicolo and from the Diary that he accompanied Duke Borso to 
Rome with the rest of his court in 1470. Borso died in 1471, Ercole 

■succeeding him, and Erecolo, Fiancesco's brother, both sons of Leoii- 

; ello, rebelled ngainst him on Sept. 2d of the same year ; the rebellion 
was suppressed, but Francesco had to leave Feirara, Sept. 15th, goiiig 
back to Buigondy, and from this time our histories say that nothing 
more was known about him. : 

But the inscription written in Gretdt characters shows us that in writ- 
ing the memento behind the portrait, he who wrote it did his best not 
to have him (Francesco) discovered, they having agreed upon it, and 
mentioned his passage from Burgoiuly to England, a new hi-toi'ical 

' p(jint. And as it was just then the time when Edward conqueiXM] Eng- 
land with the aid of Burgondy, it seems rational to believe, as the writ- 



ing affirms, that our Francesco had not onl}' followed Edward, but that 
after his victory he settled there, abandoning a land which might be 
fatal to him, as it was to his brother Ericolo in 1476. To make clearer 
the things told here, I give below the part (;f the genealogical tree of 
the Esteuse concerning this, having co})ied it from the work of Litla, 
and I shall after co[)y what the Diar^' of Ferrara and Marie Equieolo in 
Lis fragments say about it. - ..: : 


Marquis and Lord of Ferrara 
born in 1389, dead in U4l. 


Succeeds his father in 1441 ; 
born 1407, dead 1450. 

Borso. Ercole. 

Succeed-^ Lconelh) in 1450; Succeeds Borso in 1471 ; 
born 1413, diedunm., 1471. born 1431, dead 1505. 


Francesco, born between 1434 and 1444. 

Francesco, iUii^iLirnate son of 
, Leondlo, born in 1414, hnd 

removed to B^rg•ond3^ In 
the time of Duke Borso, he 
came to Ferrara. At the 
death of Borso in 1471, he 
"vvas declared rebellious by 
Duke Eroole, because of the 
useless efforts made hj his 
brother Ericole to seize the 
power. Francesco returned 
to Burgoiidy, and was heard 
of no more from that time. 

Ericolo, born in 1438, dead 1505. 

Son of Leonello. AtBorso's death 

_ in 1471, he tried to succeed his 

:^ V; uncle with tlie aid of the people of 

M:intu;i, but did not succcL-d. In 

.;.:;, 1467 he made another attempt ac- 

■^ - companied by 700 foot soldiers and 

'; : iv- entered the city. They fought in 

tlie streets, and public places; but 

lie had to flee and was afterwards 

caught in a marsh near Bomleno. 

Brouglr to Ferrara durimr the 

night of Sept. 5, 1476, shut in Cas- 

t.e Zccchio; his head was cut off. 

Litta Illustrious families of Italy. Table XIII. 

I will add that we find in the fragments of the manuscript of Mario 
Eqnicolo about the departure of Francesco — " 15th of Sept., 1741. 

The Illustrious Marquis Fian«;esco of Este, who was son of Marquis 
Leonello, lett Ferrara to go and live in Burgondy, by the will of Duke 
Ercole, he havinir jriJiiited him an income of an bundled ducats a 
month ; and in order that he should go at once, he gave him horses and 
clothes, and he gave him 500 ducats more, and this was done because 
His Excellency had some suspicions of him, because he was mneh be- 
loved by the people, on account of his courtesy and liberality, and also 
because he was a handsome and well dis[)()sed young man." Having 
exhausted all that I could find, I am rejoiced to be able to send you tlie 
result of my studies, with the [)liot()grai)h of the portrait, which I am 
convinced represents the individual E^tea^e searched by you. 

Fehrara, June 16, 1875. ^ <; p; /^ 





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Bliss, Peletiah, at Springfield, Mr. P. B., to Miss Polly Stebbins. (S. 
Nov. 22-, 1794.) - .:^; ;,.. ;^v:^- . ^:^/^:•r■ v.^^^^^^^^^^^^ :, 

Blodget, Samuel, jun., at Philadelphia, Mr. S. B. jun., of this town, 
to ]\Iiss Rebecca Smith, daughter of the Rev. Dr. \Vm. Smith, of that 
city. (W. May 23, 1792.) 

Blunt, Edmund M.,at New- York, Mr. E. M. B., printer, of Newbury- 
port, to Miss Sarah Ross, of Marblehead. (W. June 11, '1794.) 

Boardman, Susannah, m. Joshua Reed. ^^^^^^ ^ ^ •' 

Boardman, Capt. William, on Thursday' evening, by the Rev. S-imuol 
West, Capt. W. B., to Miss Sally Davis, eldest daughter of Colonel 
Amasa Davis, of this town. (S. INIay 28, 1791.) -^ 

Deaths: In this town, yesterday, Mrs. Sally Bordman, wife of Capt. 

'William Bordman. (S. June 30, 1792.) 

Boardman, see also Bordman. 

Bodge, Edward, in this town, Mr. E. B., to Miss Anna Merlam. (S. 
Jan. 19, 1793.) 

Body, Olive, m. George Johnson. 

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Bogart, DavIJ S., at Neu-Yuik. D. S. 13*, Esq., to Miss Elizabeth Piatt. 

(W. May 16, 1792.) . ^^^,,„ _,_. .;::;.^^^^^^^^^^ 

Boil), Hannah, m. Crowel Hatch. , : \ , ■ ^v^y^. v X^^ 

^■^Bf»ib, Snllj', m. John D"'hnlctt. ''■\. ■■""'■ ;'' '/'/ '^v^l'l^.-"^-^^^^^ 
Boles, Sally, m. George Frost. ' 

Bolles, John, Mr. J. B. to Miss Betsey Army [Ahny?] at New-Lon- 
don implied. (S. April 14, 1792.) : > .. 
Bolter, Benjamin, Mr. B. B. to Miss Peggy AFoggin. (W. Jul^^ 6, '91.) 
Bond, Amos, at Waltham, A. B. Esq., of Watertown, to Mrs. Abigail 
. Livermore, of Waltham. (S. July 14, 1792.) 
Bond, Jose[)h, in this town, Mr. J. B., of Watertown, to Miss Ruthy 

Chittendon, of Scituate. (W. Nov. 19, 1794.) 
Botnier, Joim, Mr. J. B., to Miss Abiah Homer, of this town, (S. 

Boone, Thomas, [at North-Kingston] Mr. T. B. to Miss Lucy Gardiner. 
> (W. Oct. 8, 1794.) " • 

Bordman, Ca[)t. William, last Thursday evening, Capt. AV. B., to Miss 
,, Elizabeth Davis, amiable daughter of the Hon. Caleb Davis, Esq., of 
^:: this town. (S. June 4, 1785.) • 

Died— yesterday afternoon, ^Irs. Elizabeth Bordman, wife of Capt. 

William Bordman, jun., and the eldest daughter of the Hon, Caleb 

Davis, Esq. (W. Dec. 15, 1790.) 
Bordman, Williani, [in this town] Mr. W. B., merchant, to Miss Lydia 

Osborn. (S.June 14, 1794.) v^ *^^^,^^^^^^^ ^^^-^^;v,^^^^^^ 

Bordman, see also Boardman. s---'- .'.//:::': ■y''-^'']';^ ^ 
Borland, Leonard Vassall, last evening, Mr, L. V. B., to Miss Lloyd, 

oidy daughter of Doctor James Lloyd, of this town. (W. Feb. 

9, 1785.) 
Borroughs, William, by the Rev. Mr. Thatcher, Mr. W. B. to the 
. agreeable Miss Sarah Whittemore, both of this town. (W. Feb. 
" 22, 1786.) -■ ■•-■■;-- :-^---- • -• ' - _- ._ y- '- 

Bosworth, Betsey, m. Capt. Chirk Drew. 

Botang, John, at Ipswich, Mr. J. B., of Concord, to iMiss Polly Whip- 
. pie, of that place. (W. March 19, '94.) ^ ,. y 
Bourne, Nabby, m. Ebenezer Moulton. ^■;:i^/^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^-'^;^:^ 

Bourne, Nancv, m. N. W, Otis. f ^ . 

Bowden, Sarah, m. Edward Fettiplace. V • . . . 

Bowen, Polly, m. Heman Peirce. _. ■ :*,i;. :^^^^^:^^^^^^V v ^ 


Bowers, Isanc, in this town, Mr. I. B., merchant, to Miss Polly Eyres. 
(^Y. May 23 '92. ).:.■■ • :..,-^.-- . ■..:;.-,;:-/-^ ....;.,:.....,,..,,.■,.:.--..■- - 

Bowers, Mrs. Mariann, m. Jtimes Duane, jun. : v: ; y^ 

Bowers, AYilliam II., at Swanzey, W. II. B., to Miss Patty Ilall, of 
Connecticut. (W. April 29, '89.) ^ ;■ : ,/ 

Bowes, Lydia, m. William B. Procter. , . > - 

Bowland, Capt. Benjamin, last Sunday evening, Capt. B. B. to Miss 
Isabella Sinchiir, both of this town. (W. May 29, '93.) 

Bowland, Mrs. Hannah, m. Joseph Lovering. 

Bowles, N., at Petersburg, (Virg.), Mr. N. B., to Miss Mary Minilree. 
(W. Feb. 29, '92.) 

Bowne, Ro1)ert L., at Newport, Mr. R. L. B., merchant of New- York, 
to Miss Alm}^ Robinson. (W. Dec. 18, '93.) / ■ ' 

Box, Mary, see Richard Skillings. '-^ Hi^^ ' -^^ 

Boyd, Miss, m. Capt. John Mackay. ■ ' - fi : 

Boyd, Bathucl, tlie same week, " after a long and tedious courtship," B. 

' H., of Franklin, Adjutant of the 5th regiment, to the accomplished 
Miss Sukey Whiting, of Wrentham. (S. Feb. 26, '91.) 

Boyd, Frances, m. William Little. . "'■-'''■'yyr:-'^::---'.::rr--.. 

Boyd, Robert, at Portland, Mr. R. B., merchant, to Miss Ruth Smith. 
(S. Nov. 26, '91.) 

Boyd, Samuel, [at Newark] S. B., Esq., of New-York, to Miss Betsy 
Pierson, of Newark. (W. March 6, 93.) 

Boyd, Submit, m. John Samuel Sherburne. 

Boyd, William, W. B. Es^., to Miss Susaimah Martin, eldest daughter 
of Thomas Martin, Esq., at Portsmouth implied. (S. Dec. 18, 90.) 

Boyd, AYilliam, Mr. W. B., to iSIiss Furman, at New- York implied. 
(W. April 18, '92.) ^ ^ . 

Boylston, Miss, m. Dea. Ephraim Frost. • ' " 

Boylston, William, [in this town] Mr. W. B., to Miss Hannah Gotte. 
(S. Oct. 27, '92.) 

Br.ibiner, William, [at Halifax], Mr. W. B., to Miss Jane Moody. 
(W. Nov. 7, '92.) ,:...,v:;.,.^-;y....^,•■.,^, ■-j,r::r-^:-:--'^.:v^u^m 

Bracco, Dr. John, at P^aston, (Talbot county) Dr. J. B., to Miss Hen- 
rietta Nicholson, both of Queen Ann's county. (W. April 25, '92.) 

Bi'ackenridge, Hugh H., at Piiiladelpliia, H. H. B., Esquire, a celebra- 
ted counsellor, to Miss Sabina ^A'olf, a ^•ounlr sirl ot obscure German 
parents, on the waters of the Ohio ; and has brought her to that city, 

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to spend the ensuing winter, and receive the advantage of some edu- 
cation. (S. Sept. 11, '90.) H .V 

'Tis easy to admire the floTfer ''''^' '' ''■■■'■y;C-:::r, .-'■-■}-/[■■ :[-■._ 

With which the ij;ard ner decked his bow'r ; ; ;; ^ ; r 

Because it must be excellent or rare, , -v 

- \'. . - . Before his judgment could have plac'd it there . ' .' ' ; 

. ■- ^ ' But not so easy, in a wood or vale, y::]':.:''''i'-\ ,:'■/■■.■■•■':■::'. : 

The virtues of a plant or flower to tell — :.; V " :.'. 
■^ ' Discern its proper class— pronounce its name, 

Select it thence, without least fear or blame, / -vr- 
. / And say it h:is a right better place and fame. .;■■,, '-■'■-:' 

Bracket, Polly, ni. George Odiorne. 

Brackett, Benjamin, by the Rev. Mr. West, Mr. B. B., to INIiss Plan- 

V nah Davis, eldest daughter of Roheit Davis, Esq. (W. July 20, '91.) 

Bradbury, Catheiiue F., m. El:)enezer Clough. ■''■■'r/'^'\:'-::}^:,.-\- '^'■'-■ 

Bradbuiy, Harriet, ni. Thomas Hooper. "^ i-^^^^^^;$^^^ 

Bradford, Dorcas, m. Sil.'is Noyes. 

Bradford, Gamaliel, Esq., of Duxbury, to Miss Sukey Tillie. (W. 

Dec. 1,'90.) 
Bradford, Gamaliel, juu., in this town, Mr. G. B., juu., of Duxborongh, 

to Miss Elizabeth Parker Hickling, of this town. (S. Aug. 11, '[^2.) 
Bradish, Susannah, m. Eliphalet Newell. 
Bradlee, David, jun., in this town, Mr. D. B,, jun., to Miss Betsey 

Fellows. (S. Kov. 8, 1788.) 
Bradlee, John W., in this town, Mr. J. W B., to Sally Hunnewell. 

(8. June 15, 1893.) ■^^■^■■^■^^-■■^'--■■^^^^''^^<^^ 

Bradlee, Josiah, by the Rev. Dr. Stillraau, Mr. J. B., to Miss Lydia 

Callender. (W. Dec. 4, '93.) , : :, 

Bradlee, Sally, m. Capt. Patrick Fletcher. ■ :; :vV , 
Bradley, Stephen, on Monday evening, Mr. S. B., of jNIilton, to the 
- agreeable and accomplished Miss Sally Davenport, of Stoughton. 

(S. June 25, '91.) . . ^ ,^^^^^^ 

Bradshaw, Elizabeth, m. Jacobus Pick. ^"^'::''^■6"i■'^^^^^^^^^^ • 

Bradshaw, John, at Albany, Mr. J. B., merchant, of Halfmon, to Mi--^ 
' Rebecca Knickabacker. (W. Aug. 29, '92.) 
Bragg, Abiel, at Winslow, Mr. A. B., to jNIiss Elizabeth Bran. (S. 

March 2, '93.) ^ , 

Bran, Elizabeth, m. Abiel Bragg. 
Bray, John, on Thursday evening last, Mr. J. B., to Miss Sally Ch:<p' 

man. (S. Nov._12, '85J. : . ^■^-■y-;^^-']^^^^^^^^^ 

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Bray, Rol)ert, at Salem, Mr. R. B., to !Miss Sally Eopes. (W: April 

-^^ '92.) ■ ■■■ - ■■■ •-: .^ ■• - • ■■ ■ - • ■) ■■■;->, m:€^ir;^-^^^^^^^ -:::'^'^-- "^■■' ■ 

Breck, Deborah, m. William Blake. 

Breck, Helena Dorr, m. Aaron Wright, jun. 

Breed, John, [in this town] ISIr. J. B.,to Miss Polly Hall. (S. June 

'BveQSG, Miss, ni. Rev. Jedediah Morse. '■■■■-■'-■ i 

Brewer, Dr. Abraham, [at New-York] Dr. A. B.,to Miss Eliza Stout- 

enbourcr. (W. Nov. 5, '94.) .. 
Brewer, El)enezer, at Roxbury, on Christmas eve, by the Rev. Mr. 
¥ Porter, ]Mr. E. B., to Miss Polly Foster. (S. Dec. 27, '94.) 
Brewer, Capt. John, at St. Stevens, (N. B.), Capt. J. B., to Miss 

Hannah Marks, of that place. (S. July 20, '93.) 
Brewer, Sally, m. William Marean. ^ ^ ^- :..:r.:j, :,-■,■ '::^-' ■'::-'^': 

Brewer, Samuel, at Northfield, Mr. S. B., merchant, to Miss Sally Nor- 
a^ ton, of that phice. (S. Feb. 18, '92.) 
Brewer, Thomas, at Roxl)Uiy, Mr. T. B., merchant, to Miss Hannah 

H. Cazneau, [both of this town.] (S. Nov. 6, '90.) 
Brewster, Oliver, Mr. O. B., merchant, to Miss Nancy Ivers, daughter 

of the late Thomas Ivers, Esq. (S. Dec. 29, '87.) 
Brid2:e, Abi<xail, m. Thomas Roirers. 
Bridge, Hon. Ebenezer, on Thursday evening last, the Hon. E. B. Esq., 

of Chelmsford, to the amiable Mrs. Mary Mountfort, of this town, 

relict of Mr. Jonathan Mountfort. (S. Jan. 27, '87.) 
I'U^rln the Centinel — Died on Wednesday last week, at Chelmsford, after 

a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary Bridge, consort of the Hon. El)en('zer 

Bi'idge, Esq., and late the widow of Dr. Jonathan Mountforth, of this 
•-town. (W. Sept. 29, '87.) ^ ^^^^^^^^ 

Bridii^e, Martha, m. Arthur Liths^ou. ■/^::C[:-'i:::':-.-^^ 

Bridires, Hannah, m. Deacon Moses Hall. 
Brigham, Elijah, Mr. E. B., of Westborough, merchant, to Mrs. Sally 

Hamock, of Northborough, relict of Mr. Charles Hamock, late of 

this town, deceased. (S. May G, ^^Q>.) 
Brigham, Elijah, at Shrewsbury, E. B. Esq., to Miss Sarah Ward, 

daughter to the Hon. Artemas Ward, Esq. (W. Dec. 2G, '92.) 
Brigham, Lucy, m. Capt. James Humphrey, jim. ' . 

Biiii:ht, John, last Thursdav eveninLr, at Braintree, Mr. J. B., of this 

town, to Miss Mary Adams, of that place. (S. Dec. 13, ^^^.) 


Blight, Capt. Peter, in (his town, by the Rev. Mr. Belknap, Capt. P. 
B., to Mis^s Xahhy Balch. (S. May 7, '91.) 

Bri<rhf, Polly, m. Thomas Adams. ■■\- -^r'' C ■':'''■ '■■^^^^^ 

Brightnian, Mi':^. Lucy, m. Beriah Ilavland. r'''''l':7''"''-'T-'y^^^ 
Brimmer, Andrew, Mr. A, B., merchant, to Miss Polly Salmon, both 

of this town. (\Y. Feb. 20, '88.) 
Brisco, Thomas, in this town, Mr. T. B., to Miss Sally Rose. (W. 
^.;:.-.-.. 23, '91.) ■ 

Bristor, Hon. Reuben, IIoii. R. B., of New-Concord, to Miss Elizabeth 
^^^'' Starkweather, of Preston. Bristow? (W. March 26, '94.) 

Briton, James, at Staten-Island, J. B. Esq., to Miss Yioletta Dissot- 

way. (W. April 18, '92.) 
■V Britton, Peggy, m. David C. Claypole. ■ :■'' -''l-''-':'i^'^r^ 

Broadbrooks, John, in this town, Mr. J. B., to Miss Polly Atwood. 
^ (W. April 17, '93.) ■ ' y:-.y-:-^v,'': -^^^^^^^^^^^ 

' Brooks, Miss, m. Francis Burns. . — » : 

Brooks, Cotton Brown, at Salem, Mr. C. B. B., of Haverhill, to Miss 

Jane Williams. (S. Dec. 20, '94.) 
Brooks, Jonas, last Wednesday' evening, Mr. J. B., of Lincoln, to iMiss 

Rachel Grecnongh, of this town. (W. March 22, 'SQ.) ' . ■ 
Brooks, Mercy, m. Cotton Tufts, jnn. -^.-^ . .:. / 

Brooks, Peter C, at Charlestown, Mr. P. C. B.,to Miss Ann Gorham. 

^. - (W. Nov. 2S, '92.) ■;.;: ...;:--.. .--..M.,:..-./^;^^^,-:- . ^ ^ ^ -: ^V ^ ' ' : 

Brooks, Rebecca, m. Gei'iit G. Vischer. .:;"■': o j > K " 
Brooks, Sally, m. Capt. Reuben Knight. /^ .>>^ 

Brooks, AVilliam, Thursday evening, 12th inst., was celebrated the m;ir- 

riage of Mr. W. B., merchant in Exeter, and the amiable Miss Glov- 

' -; er, second danghter of the Hon. John Glover, of Marblehead. (W. 

Oct. 18, 'SQ,) 
■' Brown, Miss, m. Robert Lewis. "- "- ^ 

Brown, Abb^', m. John Francis. ' '^" •.,- 

; Brown, Mrs. Abigail, m. Jonathan Freeman, jun. -'-i^-^ ^'-----^pH'-i.. 

Brown, Anna, m. William Proctor. :'v^'^^^^^^ 

^ Brown, Benjamin, at Beverly, Mr. B. B., of Salem, to Miss Polly Pick- 
^''' '^ ard. (W.. April 17, '93.) -' -^v:- -vr^"- ■■ -.■-.v.m; .-- . ■ ,-:.;.n:^: ^..- 

Brown, Capt. Benjamin, at New-Haven, Capt, B. B., to Mrs. Rhoda 

Chatterton. (W. Oct. 31, '92.) 
Brown, Betsy, m. J(^hn Hichborn. .^;- i ;- 


: >-.v'i; 

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Brown, Betsey, m. John M'Kiiisey. 
|; Brown, El)enezer, at R()xl)Ui-y, Mr. E. B., to Miss Katy Parker. (W. 

March 11, '89.) . , .. ^ , . , 

-'^ Brown, Enoch, in this town, Mr. E. B., to Miss Betsy Barnard. (S. 
■;:.;:-- Dec. 1, '92.) , ^.. ■•....■..■.. .; 

fc Brown, Enocii, on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Mr. Elliot, ]\lr. 
1 E. B., to Miss Betsey Barnard, dan^hter to Capt. Thomas Barnard, 
*^^ ofthistown. (S. Dec. 22, '92.) ^. 

:\i Brown, Francis, at HartA)rd, Mr. F. B., merchant, to Miss Polly Colt, 
f i:^ of Lymes. (S. Oct. 18, '94.) ^■: ■••.v^.^-^^^. .;..,.- V^.:fe-^v 
f. Brown, Hope, m. Thomas P. Ives. : ■'■^: :/':.' '^^-:^■ ■'■.;; -^^'^^'''-^^^^^^^ . : . 

r Brown, Huldah, m. William Butler. ' 

v^ Brown, Capt. James, Capt. J. B., of this town, to Miss Hannah AVatts, 
f ofChelsea. (S. May 27, '86.) ■ . 

Brown, John. Mr. J. B., to Miss Betsy Austin. (S. March 21, '89.) 

Brown, Capt. John, at Cam])ridgo, Cai)t. J. B., comm;inder of the fii'st 
'^'h":::-^ troop of Cavalry, in the third division of the militia, to Mrs. Cliris- 
■ • tine Philli[)s, both of that place. {W. Dec. 81, '94.) 
f Brown, Joseph, at Lynnfield, Mr. J. B., to Miss Sally Holt. (S. April 
:*>. 27, '93.) . : 

I Brown, Joseph, at Andover, Mr. J. B., of Tewksbury, to Miss Sally 
^ Foster, of the former place. (S. June 14, '94.) 

Brown, Joseph, at Xewbury-Port, Mr. J. B., to Miss Sally No well, of 
f. Amesbuiy. See also Sept. 20. (W. Sept. 10. '94.) 

Brown, Joseph, at Newbury-Port, Mr. J. B., to Miss Sally Xewell, of 
Amesbury. (S. Sept. 20, 1794). .^ - 
' Brow^n, Lvdia i\l., William Mannimr. 

Brown, L^diti, m. Ca[)t. Nathaniel Marston. , , 

Brown, Martha, m. Dr. Jeremiah B. Howell. 

Brown, Moses, Mr. M. B., of Newbury-Port, merchant, to Miss ^lary 
White, daughter of Samuel White, Esq., of Haverhill. (W. Oct. 
11, 'SQ.) . 

Brown, Nabby, m. John Graham. , _ ,/ :-J^ , 

Brown, Nancy, m. Samuel Masury. ' • - ' 

Brown, Nicholas, at Newton, the 9th instant, N. B. Esq., of Providence, 
to Miss Avis Binney, eldest daughter of the late Capt. Binney, of 
this town. (W. Sept. 14, 1785.) 

Brown, Nicholas, at Providence, N. B., Esq., merchant, to the aimablo 

?. "' 


Miss Ann Ciiiter, daughter of John Carter, Esq. (W. Nov. 16, 
'; Brown, Patty, m. Asa Hatch. 

Brown, Pully, ni. Joseph Callendcr, jini. 

Brown, Sally, m. Henry Swift. 

Brown, William, Mr. W. B., of this town, merchant, to Miss Betsy 
Livermore, daughter to the Hon. Judge Livermore, of Hoklerncss, 
t in New- Hampshire, and one of the Representatives of that State in 
ft - Congress. (S. Nov. 20, 1790.) 

Bro\An, Capt. William, at Newhuryport, Capt. W. B., to Miss Katha- 
rine Jones. (S. April 6, 1793.) 

Browne, Rev. John, at Cohasset, the Rev. J. B., pastor of the church 
in that place, to Mrs. Honour Fitzgerald, of this town. (W. Oct. 
:;- 22, 1788.) - -. ■ -■■-':-,-::-^ 

Brownell, Luther, at Westford, Mr. L. B., to Miss Elizabeth Dyer. 
(S. Jan. 11, 1794.) 

Bruce, Stephen, on Sunday evening last, Mr. S. B., to Miss Rebecca 
Blake. (S. May 5, 1792.) 

Bruce, William, [at New- York] Mr. W. B., to Miss Peggy Allen. 
^ (S. June 23, 1792.) i - ; 

Bryant, Mrs., m. Daniel Wild. , . . -^^c, v^^^ 

Bryant, Betsy, m. Lt. Ebenezer Durton. 

Bryant, Daniel, at Bridge water, Mr. D. B., to Miss Jennet Mitchel. 
(S.Oct. 10,1789.) .V . \ 

Bryant, Gamaliel, jun., at New- Bedford, Mr. G. B., jun., to Miss Pol- 
ly Potter, both of that place. (^W. Nov. 26, 1794.) 

Bryant, James, in this town, Mr. J. B., to Miss Hannah Bunistead. 
(W. Oct. 24, 1792.) 

Bryant, Perez, [in this town] Mr. P. B., to Miss Fanny Clark. (S. 
June 14, 1794.) • - 

Buchman, Betsy, in. Jacob Thompson, jun. 

Buck, Elizabeth, m. Joel Green. 

Buckley, Betsy, m. Richard Conning. ' •' ' 

Bucklin, Betsey, m. Samuel Edey. 

Buckminster, Isabel, m. Amos Tappan. 

Buckminster, Capt. Thomas, at Framingham, Capt. T. B., to Miss 
Keziah Bacon. (S. Feb. 8, 1794.) 

Bull, Levina, m. Elias Morgan. 


Buel, Ozias, at Litcbfiekl, Conn., Mr. O. B., merchant of Kent, to 

MissNabby Catlin. (S. Feb. 18, 1792.) :;-.•' 

Bugbee, Mrs. m. Capt. Allbee. 
Bulfinch, Miss, m. Josluia Emmons. 
Bultinch, Charles, Mr. C. B., to Miss Hannah Apthorp. (W. Dec. 3, 

Married 20 N()vem1)cr, architect of the Capital, Washington. 

Bull, Ljdia m. John Koyse. 

Bnlfinch, Jeremiah, at Salem, Mr. J. B., of this town, to Mrs. Rebecca 
^ Cheever, of Salem. (W. Ang. 25, 1887.) y- . : ; 

Bullock, Capt. William, at Barrington, Capt. W. B., to Miss Rebecca 

--■Allen. ( W. Aug. 22, 1792.) • .- ; --^ ;;;;>; .^yV;-^^^^^^^^^ 

JBnmstead, Al)i<j:;ii!, m. T. H. Kemble. '■■^^:\'''■■■:■^■'^y>'n^■^'^^ - 

Bumstead, Hannah, m. James Bryant. ^ ^^J---^ 3 ^^ ' 

Bnmstead, Josiah,at Dedham, Mr. J. B., of this town, to Miss Abigail 
' Baker, of Dedham. (S. Aug. 16, 1794.) ^^^^ : r- , 

Bruce, Matthew, at New- York, Mr. M. B., to Miss Rebecca Smith. 
(S. Feb. 2, 1793.^ - 

Burbeck, Capt, Henry, Capt. H. B., to Miss Abigrdl Webb, both of 
town. (W. March 17, 1790.) . , 

Burbeck, Thomas, Mr. T. B., to Miss Sally Coverly, both of this town. 
(AV. Oct. 17, 1787.) '^ ■:■:■- -^ -■■< \,:0-^^^^^^ 

Burchraore, Polly, m. Capt. John Foster. 

Burgiss, Dea. Jacob, at Lanesborongh, in this State, Dea. J. B., aged 
81, to Mrs. Elizabeth Weed, aged 63. See also Jared King. (S. 
Nov. 23, 1793.) ■- T- ---^■- -■■;■--- ;y---^^^.- :.:-•■ ■ -..- 

Burley, William, at Ipswich, Mr. W. B., of this town, to jMiss Susan- 
nah Farley, daughter of the Hon. Michael Farley, Esq. (W. Dec. 
23, 1786.) ■ ,...,:;,..,:..^ 

Burneston, Isaac, at Baltimore, j\fr. I. B., merchant, to Miss Ann But- 
ter, both of that place. (W. Feb. 8, 1792.) K. ■ . v - 

Burvet, Benjamin, on Thrusday evening last, Mr. B. B., to Miss Nancy 
Simpson. (S. Nov. 28, 1789.) -^^^^^^^^^^ 

Burns, Francis, at Medford, Mr. T. B., to the aimable Miss Bi'ooks, 
sister to the hon. major-general Brooks. (W. Oct. 22, 1794.) 

Burr, Abigail, m. W. H. Capers. ;.:•:, . :, 

Burr, Eunice D., m. B. Hedge, jun. v ; 

Burr, Gershom, [at Fairhaven] Mr. G. B., to Miss Young. See B. 
Hedge, jun. (W. Sept. 16, 1789.) ,:,.,.;. .:>.. 

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BuiT, Rev. Jonatlian, the Eev. J. B., of S'lndwich, to Miss Sally Cooke, 

daughter of the hite Rev. Mr. Samuel Cooke, of Cambridge. (W. 

Aug. 1, 1787.) ■■■ '^ '■■■- ,..:;;,.■ '..:'^-^^^^ 

Burr, SusaiTunh, m. Russell White. ; ;.i 

Burr, Timothy, at New- York, Mr. T. B., merchaut, of Hartford, to 

Miss Maria Hurten, of New York. (S. Sept. 21, 1793.) 
Burroughs, Amy Whipple, m. Henry Charles Jones." 
Burroughs, Capt. Ezekiel, [in this town] Capt. E B., to Miss Sally 

Torrey, (AV. Nov. 26, 1794.) ^^^ ^^.^^^^^^^^^ .v ^.^^ 

Burroughs, Rebecea, m. John Jones. ■''■■''::':' ::'Zyr<^^^^^^ 
Burt, Sally, ni. Nathaniel Patten. . V:^^-:$^ 

Burt, Sylvia, m. Daniel Lombard, jun. ^^^^^^^^^^^ ^- ^^ ^^^^^ 
Burtwell, James, [at New-London] Mr. J. B., to Miss Lovey Rogers. 

(AY. Jan. 30, 1793.) 
Buskirk, Rachel, m. James Swords. 
Bussy, ^L, at New-York, ]\I. B., chancellor to the Consuhite in that 

city, to Miss Mary Howard. (S. Sept. 20, 1794.) 
Butler, Daniel, Mr. D. 1>., of Northampton, merchant, to Miss Nancy 

Welsh, daughter of iNlr. John Welsh, of this town. (W. March 5, 

I 1794.) :.: -^•,-^-- 

Butler, Sukey, m. Joseph Curtis. ^^\ 


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■ -.:, [■ '''':■ ■ HONNINGHAM . :;/;;; z!;: ' 

1550 Wyllyam Pekkyns of Hoiininiriium. \ 

III his will, dated 15 October, 1549, he directs that he shall "he 
buried in the churchyard of St. Margaret, Honniugham,'' and mentions : 
John " my son," Thomas " my son," Johan "my daughter," Annes " my 
wife," executrix. . 

Sir Thomas Weston, Sir William Squyer, Vicar of Weston, wit- 
nesses. . '■;•: 

The inventory, not dated, amounted to £23. 6s. 8d. 

■ — Lichfield Registry, 

'''[ ' Act Book No. 5, Pao:e 8. 

1553 Agnes Perkyns of Honingham in the county of Warwick, 
widow. -■'•■'"■■-•'•'"■■■' ■■"'-^^■' ■ ■■'^^-■^■■■-•-■-^•-'■■- ■■■'■'■■- '■ 

In her will, dated 1 August, 1552, she directs that she shall "he 
buried in the churchyard of St. Marg'., Honingham," and mentions: 
John " my son," Thomas " my son," Johan " my daughter," Sir Thomas 
"my brother," executor. Rychard, Vicar of Weston, witness. 

The inventory, not dated, was taken by: John Browne, Thomas 
Perkyns, John Hobley, appraisors. " - - - 

^./■.■^u;; ,--•; Amount £21. 17s. Od. '■''':-':''-)':\-\.-''V:-^^^::'^:k^^^^^^^ 

Proved at Lichfield, 17 April, 1553, by Sir Thomas , Curate, the 

brother. , ,, ^ ^ . 

' * ! ''* ' ' — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 5, Page 51. 

1559 Thomas Parkynns of Honingham, county of Warwick. 

In his will, d.'ited 10 January, 1559, he directs that he shall "be 

'■ ■ ■ ■ ', ' " • ■ (2G1) ■ 


buried in the churchyard of Offchurch," and mentions: Martin " my 
son," RafTe " my son " and his llll brethren under twenty years old. 
Thomas Cox of Honinirham, executor. Jone Stanlve, Robert Bnnvne 
of Honingham, Edward l^jromfyld of Ollchurch, overseers. Ry chard 
Arnold, Janivs Chauutlar, witnesses. 

The inventory, not dated, amounted to £35. 3s. 4d., and the over- 
seers and witnesses were. the appraisors. , * 

Proved at Lichfield, 20 A[)ril, 1559, by Thomas Cox. 

—Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 5, Page 166. 


1559 John Parkyns of Avon Dassett. 

He died in October, 1558. In his will, which was dated the 10 Oc- 
tober, 1558, and proved 20th of April, 1559, he directs that he shall he 
buried in the parish ciuuch of Avon Dassett, and mentions : William 
Parkyns, "my sou " and his children under 18, "My wife," "My son's 
wife." Robert Warner the elder, George Warner, William Warner, 
Richard Warner, overseers. William Parkins, Anne Widowes, John 
Parkyns, "my brother's son," Jouc Lineat, "my daughter,'' Ales 
Wever, "my daughter," Elizth. Bagley, " my daughter." "Every one 
of my daughters' children." Thomas Parkins, Ricliard Parkins, John 
Parkins, executors. - : . / . 

The inventory was dated 24 October, 1558, by Henry Profet, Wil- 
liam Basse, Robert Todd, appraisors. •; 
Amount £51. 19s. 8d. ;- ■ 

The will was proved at Lichfield, by Thomas, Richard and John 

.,, . ,. : , - ' — Lichfield Registry, 

.;. . ' Act Book No. 5, 167. 

Note. — John Perkj-nn ^^ari one of the "i)ri&ei!5" [appraibort.] of the inventory of the estate of Win. 
»Enocke of Avon Dassett, 1537. . " •. ..-..., 

1619 Thomas Perkins of Avon Dassett, county of Warwick, 

In his will, dated " the sixe and thirtie day of April Anno Domini 
One thoustind sixe hundred & scaventeene," he directs that he shall "i'c 
buried in the church of Avon Dassett r.gainst the north church door,'' 

THE TEKKINS FAMILY IN ENGLANi;>. 1510-1654. 203 

and mentions : Widow Baker, Anne Andrewes. Thomas Guhbin, 
Thomas A nderows, Thomas llodoes, Thomas Walker, "my godchildren." 
Elizabeth Gil)l>es "my daughter." Elizabeth daughter of said Eliz- 
abeth G!bl)es, under 10. John Kimbcrley "to have the £10. given by 
his father, — under 10. Mary Frayiie " my daughter." Anne Fra3'iie, 
"her daughter," — under 10. Margaret Perkins "my Wife." John 
Perkins "my son," executor. Richard Burrows of Arlescott, John 
Webb of AVardiniiton, ovei seers. Witness, John Neale. 

The inventory, dated the 20 June, 1019, was taken by: Richard 
Perkins the elder, Thomas Kymbell, of Avon Dassett, appraisers. 
^"^^ Amount £188. Os. Od. " ■ ; ; 

Proved at Lichtield, 11 August, 1019, by the executor. 

— Lichtield Reiristrv, 
|-;.-v.-. , Act Book No. 13, Page 22. 


1005 Richard Pekkins of Knightcote in the parish of Burton 
Dassett in the county of Warwick, Smvth. 

In his will, which is not dated, he mentions: Richard Perkins " mv 
son," under 12. Alice Perkins "my eldest daughter," under 15. Mary 
Perkins "my yoimgest daughter," under 15. Elizabeth "my wife," 
executrix, James Wa2:stafle, tlenrv Proffitte, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated the 25 Jnly, 1005, was taken })y : William 
Brooks, Thomas Caddie, Thomas Perkins, Francis Spycer, appraisers. 

Amount £20. Is. Od. . 

vv Proved at Lichfield, 20 July, 1005, by Elizabeth the relict. 
, , . — Lichfield Jvegistry, 

Act Book No. 10, Page 170. 

* ^ ".:';.■".-..""-■.'■■. " 

\^^ ^ .."■ ^"" ■;'/:■'"",'',■.■■ ' '''. ' ". ' :.'. ' ' ■/ ; - 


1017 John Perkins of Lea INlarston in the county of Warwick, 
labourer. .■:. ,;.:^:;.-v--.;/: . ■:--^ ■' ■ :v;jV-v-;/,^-?^:',;;- .■.---:•, -■ 

In his will(nuucupative), dated 30 Jime, 1017, ho mentions : Joyce 
his wife, executrix. John Eides, Hugh Hill, overseers and witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 31 October, 1017, was taken by : Edwarde 
Mountforde, Hugh Hill, John Saundler, Thomas Pinchbacke, api)rais- 
ers. , ,.:. . . ... ,,;•:.. . , : ... . .• 

Amount about £20. ;' 

:■ ■^/.■■?/V'' 


Proved at Lichfield, 5 Nov., 1617, by Joyce the relict. ;■ 

iv- ii^-<;.^>.. ; ,.-.. .:M-^^«\i.^ — Lichfield Registry, . • 

•--^^■■--■•^•^■•- ■ ■;■ -^-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Act Book No. 12, F'AgQ 249. 

■■ -.>i^s,^>v^^^^^^ BILTON. 

1618 Edward Perkins of Bilton, in the county of VVtirvvick. 
Letters of administrtition upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
20 January, 1618, to Alice Perkins of Bilton, the relict. 

The inventory of his estate, dated 20th December, 1618, was taken 
by: John Fawkes, Thomas Greene of Bilton, yeoman, appraisers. 
.^.■^.:...v,,w. >,,.,:.:.. Amount £10. 12s. 6d. -. : ""\:.;';- ;;Vr::':- ::;;,■ , ^. .:>,;'■• '^^ 
Bond due from Mark Push. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 12, Page 314. 

franckton sup. dunsmore. 4 ■ ~ V ' 

1634 John Pp:rkins of Franckton. sup Dunsmore, in the county 
of Warwick, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 24 February, 10th, Charles, he makes the follow- 
ing bequests, viz. : 6-8 to the poor of Franckton ; " to my poore friends 
in other parishes," 20/- ; to Livewell " my son," £30 ; to Abigaill " my 
daughter,'' £20 ; to Lydia " my daughter," £4 ; to " all my children's 
children " I sheepe each ; residue to Nathaniel! "my son," and appoints 
him sole executor. - : v a ; 

Overseers, "my good and loving friends and neigldjours John Stanton 
and Humfry Hale." (There is no signature to the will.) Simon 
Moore, John Coop; Rebecca Chayge, witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 4 March, 1634, was taken by : John Stanton, 
Humfrey Hale, Peter Dunkley. 

■• %; Amount £182. 3s. 5d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 19 March, 1634, by the executor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
> , Act Book No. , Page . 

- ' . - - ' • ■ ^■.;. ■■■: ■■:--:■".■■ y ■ ■■ _ : .; ,-■;-,,- • •; ' :- .■•/ 


1647 Francis Perkins of Stoneley, in the county of Warwick. 
In his will, dated 2 May, 1644, he mentions: " my daughter" Eliz- 
abeth Perkins; under 21, Katherine " my wife," Thomas Perkins, 



the son of my brother John, The six children of my sister Browne- 
field, "the two sons of my sister Fnllward." Francis Kington, John 
Taylor. ;::.;.:-■,-■.;;.■•/,/:,,,„'■ : .:vv;,,/ ;.:;>:.:,,, ,^v,,..,„/^;_ ;':?,.,.;, ,. 

Executors, "my brotlier" John Perkins, John Taylor. Overseer, 
Francis Kington. " 5/-each to " my father," "my mother " and "my 
sister " Elizabeth. Witnesses, John Taylor, Francis Kinjj'ton. 

The inventory, dated 7 May, 1644, was taken ])y : Richard Fox, 
John Taylor, Thomas Cartwright. 

Amount £256. lis. 4d. v 

The consent of the executors to the marriage of Katherine Perkins 
the widows to Thomas Garrett, is recorded 2 June, 1646. 

The executors named renounced the trust, and letters of administra- 
tion with the wdll were granted at Lichfield, 5 November, 1647, to 
Katherine Perkins, alias Garrett, the relict. ' 

The Act Book mentions Thomas Garrett of Stoneley, yeoman. 
- • - —Lichfield llegistry, 

Act Book No. , Page 


1649 William Perkins of Bagginton in the county of VV^arwick, 

In his will, dated 12 June, 1649, he mentions: "my wife " execu- 
trix, "my son" William Perkins, under 22, "my son" Edward Per- 
kins under 21, "my daughter" Mary Perkins under 20, Mary 
Perkins "mv beloved wife." 

Overseers, " my friends and neighbours Thomas Gibson and John 
Wilkinson." Witnesses, William Brom ley, Thomas Gibson, John 

The inventory, dated 20 September, 1649, was taken by : John AVil- 
kinson, Richard Russell. 

,;:;J ;. ■ -\ .- : Amount £183. 2s. 2d. ' . ' 

Proved at Lichfield, 26 October, 1649, by the exix. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. , Page . 

> LONDON. '; -'■•■; 

1603 John Parkyns, London. He was the third son of Richard 
and Elizabeth (Beresford) (Barlow) Perkins, of Bunny, Notts. He 


died in London in 1630, young and unnuirried. His will is in the 
London Re2:istry. 

^^ ^ ^ ^^^^ : V ■ { V — London Registi-y. 

^ 1665 JoriN Ph]RKiNS, gentleman. Pie die<l in London in 1665. Ilis 
children were: John. Edmund, the fourth son. Two other sons; 
names unknown. Nephew John Perkins. Godsons, and nephews and 
]l nieces of the name of Boulter or Poulter. 

. • : . ■ r ' , — London Re^fistry. 

; 1614 "James Parkins of St. Clement Danes, co. Middlesex, gen- 
1' tleman." 

In his will, dated April 22, 1614, he mentions: "Legacies to the 
.poor of Upledon, co. Gloucester, and of Harpery in said county. 
':: Nieces Elizabeth, Johane and Ann Cotterell. '' To said Johane Cotter- 
; ell and her exors. and admr.s after the death of her now father and 
mother, all my est;ite, &c., in the house in Ledbury now in occupation 
of her sd. father." Nephew William Cotterili. Henry W^alker, mer- 
chant Taylor, and his wife Ann, William Elowei', James Orrell, Francis 
'■': Webster, Thomas Ralinson, gent., Joane Groves, Eliza1)eth Ncave, 
Thomas Johnson, Paul Whitmore, John Yarner, merchant tailor, and 
his wife. Residue to friend ^Villm. Lanckson, gentn. and he the exor. 
Overseers, sd. John Yarner and Henry Watkins, gentn. 
Proved 18 July, 1614, by Win. Lanckson, gentn. exor. 

'' - ' - . — London Registry. 

Index number: "85 Lawe." 

Note. St. Cleinont Dane^ in Lonrlon — clo-i' to Temple llnr — Lojjal Quarter—. He \va-, iierliap-. 
a lawyer. Upleadou ami Jratpery [or Ilartbury] are close to Newent, aiul Ledbury is in Herefonl, 
shire, a few miles north. Keuelm Cotterel was bailill of Tewkesbury in 1588 and 1.7.(4. 

1627 Edward Perkins, London,^ : v.- ' 

(He w^as related to a London family of the name, who were connected 
with the Boulter or Poulter family, and was a member of a family of 
the name who were master-shipwrights; sailed for Virginia in 1627, 
though he seems to have died young and unmarried.) He is mentioned 
in a London will. • . 

1549 John Parkyns, citizen and turner, London. 

In his will, proved in 1549, he mentions Humphrey Parkyns. 

— London Reiristiy. 


1656 Thomas Perkins, of St. Stephen's, Colcmnn street, London, 
"citizen and barber cliiruireon." 

■In his will, dated 8 Oct., 1656, he mentions: " Brother _ John Per- 
kins. Mr. Georo-e Specrino- and his wife, nnd their son and dani:htei', 
George and Elizabeth Speerinir. Mrs. Spawling and Dr. Wilby. 
Friend Mr. Win. Walker, ironnioiiaer. Kinsman Thomas Ko<»('rs and 
his sisters and l)rother, Anne Rouers, Mary Roiiers, Susanna Rogers 
and Joseph Rogers. Cousin Job Howsc, so!i of cousin Rol)ert Howse. 
Cousin Elizabeth Cotterell, my bister Elizal)cth CotterePs danghter. 
Friends AVillm. Shield and Mrs. Nood. Cousin Ann Dyer and her 
son. Residue to wife Ann, and she was the exix. 

Proved 17 July, 1657. 

'■■:■'<• ':::^- :::'■■■:■-: I. ■■■■^■- :'■,/■- ,\-:r — Loudou Rcgistrv. 

Index Num]>er : " 273 Ruthen." 

Note. A Thomas Roger.s is iiiontioncfl in the will ot Thomas Perkins, of Te\vkesl)iiry (l.X)), 
This Thomas I'eikiiis had a sister Cotterell wlio had a daii;j,-hter Elizabeth Cotterell, as .Tames Per- 
kins, of St. Clement Danes, co. JNliddlesex (who died forty-two years before) had also. 


15— Robert Pep.kins, yeoman, of Abingdon. He died in 15 — , 
and his will was proved at the Berkshire registry; an abstract of it is 
as follows : 

"I, Robartt Pkins, of Abendo\i, yeoman, beqneth to Thomas my sone 
xiii s liij d ; to John my sone xiij s iiij d ; to Wyllam my sone xiij s 
iiij d ; Jone my wyfe." 

..,o..>,r::;r.:.-.,-.; .■ ,;:,,r-v:,;,-rv.'^;"' '^■^■- ■';■':■;- "-c^C'k'''''. -^^'-y^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ _c 50.'"' ■; 

Joan Perkins, widow of above, died in 1550, and her will was also 
proved at the Berkshire Registry; an al)stract of it is as follows: 

"The copjx of the will of Jone Pkins discessyd and l;ite of Abendon 
Ao. 30 regni regis E. Si. The xv day of September, &c., I betiuethe 

unto my sn John Pkins a folding table — unto my sn WiHi:im 

l*kins -Thomas Boyland to have thpvsight of all theis beijuests 

unto Margery More my best smocke unto Alis Mosse a 

kirtill unto Margret Prior a na[)urn unto Alis Coxe my 

systr my gowne lyned wt russels wolsted The rest of all my goods 

I doe geve and bequethe unto Thomas Pkins my sn whom I doe ordeyne 
and make my sole & full executr." ; ■ ^ 

}f^^^p-,y-:-^'' • -y ■ •:.-:■:-.'■ ^■v/.^x^^^" —Battel, 112. 

NOTK. From the above will- it apjjears the children of Itobert and Joan Perkins were: Tiiomas, 
John, Willianu it may be that Margery :More, Alice Mos^e ami ]Marji:aret I'rior were married 
daughters. i. :: • . • 



1557 Thomas Parkins of Abeiidon. An abstnict of his will is as 

,-, follows: ■":,:::■"■'■■■ ^ -.■ . ' ■■■'^■.\. ;.•::■.■■' ' ^ ''"''■':'': 

: "The xvith dayc of June, - - - MVCLVIj 1 Thonuis Ptirkyns of 

■^ the horrowgh of Alieiulon tiiyler ])e(niethe unto Grace my 

dowghter a Bullok bequethc unto Thomas my son a Bolloke 

j unto John my son my gowne unto Alyce Coke my awnte iij s. 

iiij d. unto William pkyns my ])rotlier vi s. viij d. It. the reste 

off all my goodc I ^xyve unto Elsabcthe my wylF." 

V Proved 4 October, 1557. ? ; 

— Berkshire Registry, 
. .^' Battel, 103. 

1597 William Parkins of iVbinirdon. An abstract of his will is 
as follows : - - . 

"The xiiij day of September, 39 Elizabeth, I William Parkins of the 

Borough of A])ingdon give unto my coscn John Parkins my second 

best feather bed Alice my wiffe." 

Thos. Rowe, John pkyns, &c., witnesses. 

. , — Berkshire Registry, 

'S ;/^'', ^ " »T. 216. _ . 

1608 Alice Parkyns of Abin^^don. An abstract of her will is as 

follows: ■■■ :,,.:v-v ■:■■.,::,:.,...,■■.■.■..■■■ ;. . 

"27 April, A.D. 1608. I Alice Parkyns of Abingdon in the 

County of Berks., widow bequeth to my sone Robert Scutter my 

best Feetherbcdd unto Anne Skutter Daughter of the said Rol)crt 

Skutter one bockaram sheete Mary Tylehufst my daughter. 

my brother John Parkyns." 

■ ■ , " ^ — Berkshire Registry. 

1529 RoRERT Pekkins of the parish of Burscott.- ;;■ 

An abstract of his will is as follows: "The XIX daye of June 1529, 

I Robert })kins bequeth to my mother ij kyn to my 

brother all my rayment, &c." ;^; 

. . -^ ^ ^ ' ' — Berkshire Re^jistrv, 

' ^:>■;:;4^,:• V :■ '^''. -':■,: ■,:''. . ^-^ :'^^:^?. C . ■ '■■':■ A. 137. 

1540 Robert Parkins of Ilairborn. An abstract of his will is as 
follows: "Ye vij daye of Mche. 1540. 1 Robert [)kins of Ilagborn 

.; - 

, - THE rp]UKINS FAMILY IX ENGLAND. 1510-1654. 269 

geve to iiij chylclren iij qarters of barlye to he equally devicled 

amonge the, &c., &c." 

— Berkshire Registry, 

1544 Edward Perkins of Coxucll. An abstract of his will is as 
follows : 

"The xxth daye of the monyth of Fe])ruary in the yere of o'r 

Lord, 1544, I Edward pkj^ns of ye priche of Cokeswell Edward 

my son shal have ye west berne & ij yerrde londe to n\y thre 

dowghtrs & to ev'y one of them one Co we to Elezabeth my 

dowghtr, a nox Amas my wylf Thes be Avytnes John Hykke 

Thomas Lewys & Ric. IMyll wt. or mo," 

— Berkshire Registry, 
. Battel, 110. 

The xxth daye of February, 1544, I Edward pkyns of Cokeswell 

wyll yt. Thomas my son shall have iiij yerd londe. 

- . — Berkshire Registry, 

■'-■•'■ ^ ■ C. 158. 

Note. This will is also registered the same as Battel 110, but here it mentions Thomas his son. 

1588 Thomas Perkins ofCoxwell. An abstract of his will is as 
follows : _ 

"The laste of July, 30 Elizabeth, I Thomas Perkins of Cox- 
well bequeath to Annie Perkins my daughter the two yearde 

lande that I now injoye, after the death of Elizal)eth my wilfe accord- 
ing to the custom of Cox well. to eToane Perkins the elder my 

daughter twenty pounds to Joaiie Perkins the younger my daugh- 
ter the one yearde lande wch. my mother now hath, after the death of 
my mother and witfe, &c., &c." 
, Proved 16 April, 1589. 

• » — Berks>hire Registry, 

H. 244. 

1572 John Parkins of East Henred. Abstract of his will is as 
follows : 

"The xxiiij of August, 14 Elizabeth, T John Parkins bejjueath 

unto Margaret Pouter a cofer - - - unto Agnes Porter a platter." 

^^:^ '-'■:--■. :rM':-:v'^'--' ; ■■■;■ ;■■■'• ■ ■ V/.;.:' , ^ , . •;.._,.:. 



Mentions : Christian Porter. Elizabeth Porter. Rafe Adams. Wil- 
liam Porter. ;..^^^;:-::-: ■--■■'"•'---S;^^:b:v'r;v '^^^^^^ - ^^■•':-.:- 

; Proved 13 October, A. D. 1572. " 

— Berkshire Registry, 

. " \. " ^' F. 338.: :;:;;: :; 

1615 Thomas Pehkins of Longcott. An abstract of his will is as 

follows: ::.■■■'.■ --..■■: ■■'":,:•:.■■>,■,-;..-■...: ■ >■ \- ..-■-■^- :■ . ■ ■ . -■:.-,-•;■: 

"I Thomas Perkins })eqiieatli to my sonne Thomas Perkins 

XX s. IVlade 25 Februarv, 1614." 

Proved 2 Octol)er, 1615. " ■ 

— Berkshire Registry, 
- -' L. 553. 

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53. The name aiul address arc de- 
sired of any one having knowledge 
of relatives or descendants of Oliver 
Abbot Shaw, a graduate of Phillips 
(Andover) Academy in 1817, and of 
Yale College in 1821. He was then 
of Boston. He was born about 1798, 
probabl}^ in Lexington. lie was an 
Episcopal clergyman and teacher in 
Jamaica, L. I., Richmond, Va., and 
Philadelphia, Penn. In December, 
1825, he married Mrs. Ann Aylet 
Brook, of Frederick County, Va., and 
had several children. He died in 
Mississippi in 1855. A portrait of 
him is desired for an historical collec- 
tion. Harry 8. Hopper, 

514 Walnut Street, 

■ ^- -^:i^;v Philadelphia, Penn. 

54. John Beardsley 2"*^, born at 
Strc^tford, Conn., March 9, 1701-2; 
married December 29, 1725, to Ke- 
ziah Wheeler. Who were her parents 
and when w^as she born? Also, has 
there been any record of the Beards- 
ley family published, beside the par- 
tial record in history of Stratford, 
Conn. M. B. Hatch, 

':--'^:-" ':x:^^^i:'-, Washington, D. C. 

Answer to Query 27, White. 
Ann White married Peter Boylston of 
Brookline, Mass., and had seven 
children; the third (Susannah) mar- 
ried John Adams and was tlie mother 
of President John Adams. 

Susannah White, another daughter 
of Benjamin, married Major Robert 
Sharpe, jr., of Brookline, and had 
numerous children. 

Edward H. Williams, jr. 

■ :/'''-y.''-'--''^-y".}:i.^"'- Bethlehem, Pa. 

Phillimore's Pedigree Forms. 

. The "Genealogist," in speaking of 
the blank shields appended to this 
w^ork for the Seize Quartiers tablets, 
says, ''These shields will not, we 
think, be extensively used, for it is 
w^ell known that very few P^nglishmen 
can show a true seize, with all the 
coats ' good ' according to the laws of 
theColle2;e of Arms. " • - 

The " Chicago Continentai;Guard '* 
has been formed in Chicago with 
Samuel E. Gross, captain connnand- 
ing and Seymour Morris adjutant. 

-T-:y-^:-M'%-. ■ ... (271) ._ • 



Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Es!-ex Co., Mass., 1629-1894. By i 

Joseph Thompson Dodge, 8 vo. clo. pp. 448, Madison, 1894. Illustrated. i 

Mr. Dodge has Itrought out in an attractive form a vahiable contribution I 

to the history of one of the most prominent families of old P^ssex, descended f 

from AVilliam and Richard Dodge of Beverly. No connection has been found j 

between the founders of this family and Tristram Dodge of Block Island. ' ' | 

William and Richard were sons of John Dodge and were born in Somer- 
setshire, England. The former was in Salem in 1629, some years before his 
brother came to this country. 

The history of the early Beverly families, the Balch, Woodberr^^ and other 
families identified with the earl}^ settlements, are inseparably connected with 
the Dodges. The lion. John I. Baker of Beverly has interested himself, with 
good purpose, in the history of these families. 

One of the features of the present volume is the presentation of reproduc- 
tions of the original signatures of the early Dodges, and in this respect as 
well as others, should be copied by other family historians. 

Ample extracts from deeds and other records, as well as full biographical 
notices of very many of the family are given. ^ ^ ^ ., . 

The work of ^Ir. Dodge is thorough and shows that he is a painstaking 

The book may be obtained of the compiler by addressing him at Madison, 
Wis., or from Mr. Ezra D. Hines of Salem. 

"John Jones of Dedham's Book of Minits. In two parts, viz. : 1. Of the 
Danforths and some of their posterity. To Jones' Family and Downwards. 2. 
Some Remarkables of Earth Quakes, warrs. Deaths; etc., etc." Withexplan- 
atoiy notes by his grandson, Amos Perry of Providence. Boston and Provi- 
dence, 1894. .. 

This interesting pamphlet is the outcome of an article published in the N. 
E .Historical Genealogical Register, entitled, " Col. John Jones of Dedham 
and his Paternal Ancestors." 

Several illustrations are given. Mr. Perry, it is hoped, will also print other - 
MSS. in his possession. 

The cover is an exact reproduction of the original. y''''[t-':^i'::y:^ ' 

History of Reynoldsville, Penn. and Vicinity. By W. C. Elliott, pa[)er, | 

pp.58. •"■"''. ,^ -,--■■ ■■^■■■^ ■■.■■--:w;::'-v--v- ^ I 

The history of Rej^noldsville as a town dates back to the beginning of this i 

century. Mr. Elliott describes the original ownership and distribution of lands | 

in the colony, the opening of the turnpike, and thus enters upon thejiistory | 

of the place. . . I 

The book is dedicated to the memory of the men of Reynoldsville who died i 

in the service of their country during the late war. , I 

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History of the Putnam Family in England and America. By Ebeu Put- 
nam. Part V. 

This part brings the history of the family down to the opening of this cen- 

An illustration in colors of the ancient coat of arms of the family is given. 

The Manor of Piiilipsburg, is the title of a paper read before the Yonkers 
Historical and Library Association, by Hon. T. Astley Atkins, and printed 
by the society. 

It is an interesting account of early Dutch times. 

The New Hampshire Historical Society has issued Part IIF, Vol. II, of 
their proceedings, bringing the publication up to June, 1894. 

This part contains a short account of the ancestry of Hon. Charles H. Bell, 
the president of the society for nitieteen years. Hon. Charles H. Bell was a 
lineal descendant of John Bell, who was born near Colerauie, county of An- 
trim, Irelaad, in 1G78, and who settled in Londonderry in 1720. 

Hon. Charles Bell was born 18 Nov., 1823; died 11 Nov., 1893. He was 
U. S. Senator, trustee of Philips P^xeter Academy, besides holding otiier posi- 
tions innumerable. 

Other papers are Major 0. F. R. Waite's historical account of Claremont, a 
paper on Col. Joseph Whipple by Col. A. B. Jordan, and others by Rev. Dr. 
Hazen, J. J. Bell (since deceased), and one by Hon. Amos Hadley concern- 
ing the early history of Hillsborough. 


The American Antiquarian, May, 

Migrations of the Algonkins. Cul- 
ture Heroes and Deified Kings. An 
obstetrical conjuration. Palestine Ex- 

N. Y. Genealogical and Biograph- 
ical Record, JuJij, 18«J4. 

Sketch of Chas. B. Moore (por- 
trait). Baptisms, Reformed Dutch 
Church, N. Y. Kings (now Colum- 
bia) College and its earliest alumni. 
Quackenbos family. L. I. marriages 
and deaths. Records of E. Hampton, 
L. I. Probate records of N. Y., 
Kings, Queens counties. 

Publications of the R. I. Histori- 
cal Society, Jtihj, is'Ji. 

Slavery in R. I. in 175.3-1 7 7G. 

English Historical Review, April, 

Mr. Freeman and the battle of 

Hastings. Bishop Beckington and 
Henry Vl. City of York in the IG^'' 
century. "The Boke longyng to a 
Justice of the Peace," and the A ssess- 
ment of wages. Roman Empire in 
600 A. D. Supposed Latin Peniten- 
tial of Egbert and the missing work 
of HalitiJar of Cambrai. An unknown 
charter of Liberties. Alleged poison- 
ing of A\qk. VI. A Welsh parish 
in the Interregnum. 

American Anthropologist, JuJij, 

Book of the Dead and Rain cere- 
monials. Maya Codex. Migration 
and the food quest. The Papago of 
Arizona and Sonora. Distillation bv 
early American Indians. The Chi- 
nook Jargon. The correlation of 
anatomical or physiological measure-